Ogar Monday; House of Assembly Correspondent
The Cross River State House of Assembly has moved a motion asking the State Government, through the Governor to liaise with the Federal Government to urgently rehabilitate the Calabar – Ogoja highway to save Cross Riverians from the troubles they go through on that road.
Moving the motion on the floor, Hon. Fred Osim, representing Ikom 1 State Constituency said there is no Federal Road in the State that is functioning as all the Federal roads have become impassable due to many years of disrepair.
He stated that residents of the State pay their taxes as any other State wondering why Cross River has to suffer.
Making his contribution after seconding the motion, Hon. Eteng Williams representing Yakurr 2 State Constituency regretted the fact that the road which was awarded in three sections since 2014 with some of the sections not paid for, didn’t even appear in the 2016 budget.
He urged other members to support the motion as virtually all of them have problems going back home.
On her part, Hon. Elizabeth Ironbar, Member Representing Akpabuyo said people are dying on the road every day and that Cross Riverians and those doing business need to rise up and speak to the injustice being meted to the State.
She said that all efforts of the State Governor to lure investors to in the State will amount to nothing if the State has no good road networks.
Also speaking, the member representing Ikom 2 Hon. Simon Nkoro said Cross River has high ranking officials in the Federal Government and the State Government should explore that avenue too, so as to expedite action on the road.