Delta Online Publishers Forum has drawn the attention of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to some critical areas in the state that needed urgent government attention, for effective, strong socio economic base of the state.
In a congratulatory letter to the governor on his victory at the polls in March 2019, and his subsequent inauguration for a second term, the forum congratulated the governor for a well deserved victory, and for holding the state as one indivisible entity before and after the elections.
In the letter signed by Emmanuel Enebeli, chairman, the forum said: “We recalled that toward the build up to the general election, there was a lot of electoral campaign tension and fear that the elections might trigger political upheaval in the state, but rather it went peacefully and culminated with your resounding victory which brought an unexpected joy, and harmony as persons from all political divides, acknowledged the peaceful conduct of the election.”
The forum pointed out the achievement of the government in its first tenure and stressed the need to consolidate on the success to make the state stronger, after the second term by 2023.
“In your first tenure as the governor, your focus was visibly seen in your drive to connect the major cities with the hinterlands, through massive road construction, security of lives and properties, the encouragement of the Youths through Entrepreneurship Development, Healthcare Delivery, Uplifting of the Technical Education System in the state, secondary Education and much more to the admiration of many in and outside the state.”
DOPF stated that as it’s known that government is a continuous process, the governor should focus and complete some of the projects that are ongoing, continue to work on the security architecture of the state to end criminality of any form, strong synergy between the state and local governments to quickly eradicate hips of dirt from our streets, and to ensure that the government employment programme of Entrepreneurship training for youths in the state are devout of party politics, but for the benefit of all Deltans.
“The early completion and linking of the storm drainage projects in Asaba, the State Capital. The full commencement of the same storm drainage project in Warri/Effurun.
“The completion of the various major road projects linking the State Capital and other towns/cities in the state, notably the Asaba/Kwale/Ughelli roads; the Effurun roundabout, to Enerhen Junctions, as well as the commencement of major drainages in other towns and cities in the state.”
“To liaise, with the local government areas, and various departments to enforce cleanliness of the state, as our state had become very dirty.”
“A more robust and effective security strategy to address the atrocities of suspected herdsmen, kidnappers and other criminal/ritualistic activities that have escalated unprovoked killings and maimings in the state.”
“While we acknowledge that your government is the first to start a proper development plan for the state, in terms of infrastructure and human capital development, we will appreciate that your efforts to involve the youths in entrepreneurship development will cut across youths in the state in a manner that removes the sentiment and consideration of political party affiliation,” the forum stressed.