In continuation of the bid to actualise Governor Okowa's S.M.A.R.T Agenda , on strategic wealth creation and provision of jobs for all Deltans,the DESOPADEC Management team led by Olorogun Williams Makinde Continued their Assessment visitation to Umutu Market , Umutu Bridge and the Skill Acquisition Centre - Umutu,
all in Ukwuani Local Govt. Area of Delta State.
The first point of call was the Okpala-Uku's Palace where the Executive Director Social Services , Hon . Christopher Ochor Ochor briefed the Chiefs present the reason for the Managing Director's visit to Umutu. Hon Christopher Ochor Ochor accompanied by the General Spokesperson of the Community , Hon (Chief) A.O. Nwachukwu, took the team on a tour of the Sites.
At the Umutu martket, Hon. Christopher Ochor Ochor briefed the managing Director Olorogun Williams Makinde and the DESOPADEC team on the outstanding work to be done in the market , which includes replacement of the wood holding the roof,concrete flooring, completion of the police post, toilet facilities and interlocking of the road from the entrance to the market. He however explained that the major project there has to do with the completion of the on -going storey building housing thirty-six lock-up stalls.
The team then proceeded to the Umutu bridge, a temporary structure constructed with wood and metals railings. This short bridge across the River Ethiope when completed , would link Umutu with Azudaba and the the Abraka/Asaba Express Road.
The last place visited was the Skill Acquisition Centre,sited very close to the Umutu bridge. This Centre is sited on a large expanse of land which according to Hon.(Chief) A.O. Nwachukwu,was because of the plan for expansion they had on their minds.
Both Hon . Christopher Ochor Ochor and Hon (Chief) Nwachukwu thanked the Managing Director and the Management team of DESOPADEC with Hon .Ochor Ochor showing "gratitude to the Governor Okowa for the leverage and opportunity to resume with the projects".
Responding , the Managing Director of DESOPADEC , Olorogun williams Makinde said he first got a hint on the Skill Acquisition Centre when channels T.V.station flashed it on air .He then thanked the Management of Channels Tv for a job well done.
He further informed them that Engineers would be on site in the next one week to do the costing and scoping which would be sent to the Governor for approval , saying that the Skill Acquisition Centre was already in the 2016 budget .
While asking for the building plan of the market , the M.D. said that the Bridge Project was already in the 2016 budget , stressing that the bridge construction is the number one priority after which an earth road would be constructed to link the Express Road and Azudaba . And that the tarring of the road would be inserted in the 2017 budget of the Commission.