Do not disturb community development projects, Ugborhen PG warns youths
By Ese adagbra
Chief Anthony Amitaye, President General of Ugborhen Community in Sapele Local Government Area has warned youth of the area to steer clear and not to disturb the on-going construction works of the ultra-model Town hall and other projects under construction in the area.
Chief Amitaye gave this warning during the foundation laying ceremony of Ugborhen Ultra Model Town Hall.
the president General sued for peace to reigning in the Community saying that was reason why they held meeting with the youth of the community earlier during which the youth agreed and promised that there will be no obstruction to the project.
“But I am surprised that despite the assurance you gave us when we had the meeting with you still went ahead to disturb the job. We want peace and I will confront you if you don’t stop this nonsense. Our aim is to showcase Ugborhen to the outside world positively” he said and disclosed that SEPLAT Oil Company has given the go ahead for the execution of the project.
The president general added that when the town hall is completed it is going to have 700 seats, Conference hall, events hall, where social events can be held, a place where sons and daughters of the community meet to take decision on behalf of the community and hence called on the youths to cooperate with the executives and contractors so that the project could completed as scheduled.
In an interview Chief Amitaye said that the Ughorhen Community Ultral Model Town Hall will be completed within the next six month assuring that the estimate cost of the project will be subjected to review from time to time.
He also confirmed that indigenes of Ugborhen who are in the employ of SEPLAT are contract staff but reassured that the executives led by him are making frantic effort to make sure that they become permanent staff of the company.
On this part Bishop Diamond Emuobor accused SEPLAT of not contributing a kobo to the project, rather according to him, he disclose that it is part of the community money known as POS, FOS (freedom of operation) and CDC money of the community that is with the company “we want to know how much SEPLAT is contributing to this project when Community kicks you will say we are troublesome” he also accused SEPLAT of not employing “not even one indigene of Ugborhen as a staff of SEPLAT” he assured that Ugborhen is a peaceful community and the youth will not destruct the project right from its inception till its completion. However, Mr. Lucky Obuvwui Community Relations Officer of SEPLAT said that SEPLAT is like any other Oil company that is given back to the Community, what it has taken inform of road, water, Housing projects. Stressing that despite the five years of its existence SEPLAT has done a lot but however acknowledge there is room for improvement.
Highlight of the occasion was the foundation laying by Bishop Diamond Emuobor and the joint inspection of Teacher quarters, drainage project by both Ugborhen executive led by Chief Anthony Amitaye and Officials of SEPLAT.