Dr Alex Ebgona who represents the Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency of Cross River State in the House of Representatives has undertaken the enumeration of critical projects that require the intervention of the government in his constituency.
The intention is to ascertain all the projects that the state or federal government needs to handle either immediately or for inclusion in the 2020 budget which will soon be sent to the National Assembly for consideration.
Egbona said in an interview on Saturday that he decided to embark on the tour of his constituency to enable him have a first- hand information from his constituents on the projects they would want him to pursue for them.
Among the places he visited were the Ugep garri market in the Yakurr Local Government, where he reminded them of his campaign promises to them on the construction of befitting market stalls to enhance their business.
With him were some officials of the Milestone Project Management Consultancy Limited and the Congress Gate Limited, both consulting firms with vast experiences in parliamentary activities, including constituency development.
He told the traders that he was worried by the state of the market and was in a hurry to get the relevant federal government agencies to begin work in the place as part of his constituency projects.
“When I was campaigning, one of the promises I made to you people was that I will take steps to get this market reconstructed in line with modern realities.
“I have come here with my team to inspect the market so that it will be captured in the 2020 budget. That is the first step. Thereafter, we will all that need to be done for the project to commence. I am committed to keeping the promise. That is why I came here.
“I am not in the House of Reps for myself. I was sent to the National Assembly to improve the living condition of my people. So, I have gone round all parts of the constituency in the last three days and I have taken note of most of the critical areas that require intervention.
“As I return to Abuja, I will interface with all the agencies and see who will be able to do what for my people; at least I know what the people need.”
Egbona was also at the Government Primary School, Eminekpon, Abi Local Government Area, where he had his primary education. There, he saw the sorry state of the school buildings and promised to work towards a quick intervention.
The 10 kilometre road leading to the school was seen to be in need of a serious attention. Some portions of the road have totally collapsed and not accessible by vehicles at all.
“I have a very strong desire to make a difference. As you may well know, getting to the National Assembly was a serious battle and I told my people that I owe them good representation.