The construction of a road in Ogbo Street, Uhonmora-Ora, Owan West Local Government Area (LGA) indicated in the national budget as the constituency project of the lawmaker representing Owan West/East of Edo State, Mr Pally Iriase is currently generating controversies.
At issue, as with most constituency projects across the country, is the standard construction of the road.
The project, which was captured in the 2017 budget for N75 million, under Benin Owena River Development Association (BORDA), was awarded to CIMA Resources Nigeria Limited.
Although the 62-year-old Edo state lawmaker denied having any direct contact with the contractor, findings by this website revealed that the construction company is doing a shoddy job with substandard and inadequate materials.
According to Tracka, a project monitoring community, trouble started in March when it was noticed that there was no provision for drainage system on the road.
“In February during monitoring, we observed that the construction work had started, but there was no provision for side drainage” a Tracka monitoring officer had reported.
Following this discovery, the residents of the community demanded that CIMA resources contractors must make allowance for drainage on the road as the community is flood prone.