By Ogar Monday Follow @ogar_monday
The social housing units being constructed by the Cross River State government for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) will be delivered by the end of March 2018 said the Commissioner for Social Housing, Mr. Edem Effiom, last week during an inspection tour of the housing units.
Work has reached 70 percent and the housing units are expected to give occupants the best life has to offer, Mr. Edem said while on a media tour of the place alongside his counterpart in the Information and Orientation ministry, Mrs.Rosemary Archibong.
“This is a job that commenced in the first week of November. Within the period of 4 months you can see the extend of work that has been done here, and at the pace we are going, giving our knowledge of construction we know that the main buildings are standing the other ones are just basic finishing, and I can assure you that by the end of this month, everything about these houses should be ready,” he said.
He said that the Governor, Senator Benedict Ayade is committed to uplift the life of the Bakassi IDP’s and that the Houses being build will be giving to those it is meant for.
Mrs. Archibong on her part said the tour of the project was to alert the people, through the media of what Governor Ayade is doing.
“We are here to tell the world that our Governor does what he says even with the limited resources available to the state.
“His promises in terms of infrastructure, his promises that the quality of life is enhanced are being kept. It is not just about the infrastructure but also about the socioeconomic changes that will happen in that area due to the project that the Governor has chosen to implement their,” she said.
There have been criticisms that the houses are quite elitist for IDPs, and Mrs. Archibong said Mr. Ayade does not think along such lines and advised skeptics to know that the estate exist as a trip to Afieng Ayong, which houses the housing units will clear their doubts for good.
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