Sunday, 10 February 2013

Why We’re Demolishing Houses In Yenagoa – Bayelsa Govt

Bayelsa State Government yesterday explained the reason behind the decision by the Hon. Seriake Dickson administration to embark on mass demolition of houses in the state capital city of Yenagoa and its environs, saying such pains will throw up a new Bayelsa City.
The Government through the office of the Commissioner for the Capital City Development Ministry headed by Mr. Zuwa Konugh and the Executive Secretary of the CCDA, Chief Iboro-IgeIdaba, said though compensations are being paid for the houses on recognized lands,the massive demolition of homes in shanty areas and other residential parts of the state capital is to create space for the needed infrastructural development.

The Commissioner, and the Executive Sec of CCDA,while speaking with newsmen yesterday in Yenagoa after a tour of projects by the ministry, said the demolition is part of the plan to control the opening of canals, flood control mechanism, urban renewal and the proper interpretation of the Yenagoa Master plan.
Mr. Konough, who highlighted the achievements of the Ministry to include the supervision of the on-going projects of the Transparency Plaza,the Five star hotel,the building of a new city and proper supervision of the ongoing infrastructural projects in the state.

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