maintain a road that leads to an industry that is generating so much of its internally generated revenue! But I am not surprised because everything about the present government is wrong. “The government is notoriously directionless, purposeless and rudderless. It is only good in exhibitionism and grandstanding.”

Youths protesting the terrible state of the failed Akpabuyo road
Youths protesting the terrible state of the failed Akpabuyo road
The Cross River Chapter of the APC has accused the Governor Ben Ayade led PDP government in the state of been insensible, alleging the government has continuously lied to the people concerning the Akpabuyo road.
The state Publicity Secretary of the party, Mens Ikpeme made this known in a statement in Calabar where he lampooned the government for allowing the road to wreck all sort of havoc on the people plying the route despite making up to the tune of 140 million Naira per month on the road from levies and taxes with about 400 million Naira only, required to keep the road in optimum shape.
The statement titled “CALABAR-AKPABUYO-BAKASSI ROAD; SWALLOWING UP CARS, TRUCKS AND PEOPLE” which was made available to CrossRiverWatch, added that the road is now un-motorable with attendant “negative economic, political and social impact.”
The Statement further reads “Distressed drivers and passengers have been traveling on this road that is completely bad, the swamp water that is supposed to run through the road is also stagnant. Some of these drivers sleep on this road for days. Because of the bad nature of the road, commuters are forced to pay exorbitant traveling fares. A woman gave birth on a bike because she could not be transported to a hospital on time.
“The PDP led government pretend to rehabilitate this road and claim to have secured funding to construct the road. Now, after sixteen years in office, this road remains un-repairable and un-motorable.”
According to the statement, the breakdown of funds accruing into the state coffers from the road is as follows;
Levies per truck plying the road is N12,800 = (per truck)
“Further breakdown of this amount:
N9, 300 per truck goes to state government
N1, 500 per truck goes to local government
N2, 000 per truck goes to immediate community
It is projected that a minimum of 400 trucks ply this road daily.
Taxes paid by Unicem members of staff are estimated at N29, 000.000 per month.
Therefore, 400 trucks x N9, 300 = N3, 720,000 multiply that by 30 days (30 x 3,720,000 = N111, 600,000 Monthly).
Add that to N29, 000,000 from taxes of Unicem staffs (N29, 000,000 + N111, 600,000 = N140, 600,000 Monthly).
“A sensible government should have invited a reputable engineering firm and negotiate instalmental payment for the rehabilitation of this very important road at N100, 000,000 quarterly. This road is estimated at N400, 000.000, and in a year payment could have been completed and the road motorable” the statement added. maintain a road that leads to an industry that is generating so much of its internally generated revenue! But I am not surprised because everything about the present government is wrong.
“The government is notoriously directionless, purposeless and rudderless. It is only good in exhibitionism and grandstanding.”
maintain a road that leads to an industry that is generating so much of its internally generated revenue! But I am not surprised because everything about the present government is wrong. “The government is notoriously directionless, purposeless and rudderless. It is only good in exhibitionism and grandstanding.” maintain a road that leads to an industry that is generating so much of its internally generated revenue! But I am not surprised because everything about the present government is wrong.  “The government is notoriously directionless, purposeless and rudderless. It is only good in exhibitionism and grandstanding.” Reviewed by Unknown on 12:59 Rating: 5
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