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Mkpat Enin Council Boss Marks 62 Days In Office, Flags Off Rural Roads Grading ... More than 70km To Be Covered In Phase 1

With just two months in office and in his recognition of the critical role that roads play in the socioeconomic development of any locality, most especially in the grassroots, the chairman, Mkpat Enin Local Government Area, Mr Anieokpon Eno Ekpo, has flagged off and inspected a long stretch of rural roads recently undertaken by his administration. The road grading which spans from Ibekwe Akpanya through Ikot Unya, Ikot Mkpeye, Iton, Ikot Eda, Iffe Town, Ikot Essen, Ikot Abasi Akpan will burst through at Ekpuk Town, Ikot Ekpaw down to Minya Ntak and the adjourning villages before emptying into the tarred road at Ikot Akpan Eda in Oruk Anam Local Government Area. Speaking immediately after the flagging off of the road openings, the council boss expressed satisfaction at the pace of work, urging the benefitting communities to see to it within their means in helping to maintain the width of the roads through regular sanitation and clearing pending eventual full construction. Ekpo noted that roads play very critical roles in the development of a place as they were the pathways for the major transit of goods and services, informing that the grading will take place across the entire local government in communities where there are needs. The council helmsman remarked that it was imperative to open up the roads to usher in the much needed 'Fresh Air' which is fast enveloping the entire council area into even more secluded nooks and crannies of the local government. In reaction, some residents of the benefitting communities who spoke at the site could not hide their excitement, expressing gratitude to the council boss for such timely intervention, saying the expanded roads would boost the local economy as it would ease movement and expand vistas of trade and commerce. On completion, the exercise would cover a long expanse of more than 73 kilometers across the entire local government area.

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