…says more projects underway

In fulfillment of his resolve to changing the economic outlook of his Constituency, the member representing Ukanafun/Oruk Anam Federal Constituency, Rep. Unyime Idem, has commissioned the 4-kilometre Ikot Akpan Essien – Ikot Obong – Ikot Ukpong Eren road in Oruk Anam local government area, which he facilitated.

The road project, which pundits say will greatly boost agriculture in the area, is constructed with a bridge linking Ikot Ukpong Eren with Ikot Obong.

Idem, who is the chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Public Procurement, described the project as “an Easter gift from him to the people of Oruk Anam”, stressing that “no development thrives without good road network”, and expressed the hope that “with the inauguration of this road, the economic activities of these communities will be enhanced greatly.”

Addressing his constituents at the Ikot Akpan Essien- Ikot Obong junction, venue of the commissioning, Rep. Idem used the opportunity to appeal to the people of Ukanafun/Oruk Anam Federal Constituency to be patient, hinting that more plans are underway for them.

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“I want to assure you that what I’ve done in the past 5 years is quite little, compared with what I will do in the next three years.”

“More projects are coming. I want to promise the people of Oruk Anam that street lights will touch all the wards in the local government.”

“I promised you that I won’t buy a car or build a house for myself until I put smiles in the faces of my constituents. I’m still holding unto that promise.”

He then appealed to the youths to be peaceful, while restating his plan to facilitate more employments to his constituents, with the hope that “in the next 10 years I hope to see my constituents in federal government MDAs rise to managerial positions.”

Goodwill messages were received from the member representing Oruk Anam State Constituency and Deputy Chief Whip, Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly, Hon. Sampson Idiong, his predecessor and former leader of the House, Rt. Hon. Udo Kieran Akpan, Political leader, Ikot Akpan Essien, Dr. Paul Udofia, and Youth representative, Hon. Sunday Festus.

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Messages were also received from the Paramount ruler, Oruk Anam local government area, Obong Engr. Johnson Obosi, Oruk Anam PDP chapter chairman, Engr. Nsikan Titus, Ime Peter Akpan from Ikot Ukpong Eren, Mrs Ediana Sunday, Women Leader and Engr. Chibuike Godwin of the Federal Ministry Of Works.

They unanimously applauded Rep. Idem for facilitating the road project, noting that it will boost the economic livelihood of people of the communities.

They also commended his quality of representation, agreeing that with his sterling performance, he deserves bigger responsibilities in future.

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