Anambra State Government has handed over the site of the abandoned Government House project to two sets of contractors for completion.
The project is to be completed within eighteen months.
Work on the new government house has been stalled for about thirty-one years since the first military administrator of the state, Navy Captain Joseph Abulu, who began the project.
Speaking while handing over the working plans to the contractors, the state Commissioner for Housing, Hon. Pauly Onyeka, disclosed that the project consists of two lots in which Lot A will house over twenty-four buildings and out of those buildings, only two which has been erected will be renovated and refurbished, while the rest will start from the foundation to the finish.
According to Honourable Onyeka, Governor Chukwuma Soludo is passionate about the project which he said is very dear to Ndi Anambra and urged the contractors and consultants to bring to bare a high level of proficiency and excellence during the construction and renovation to ensure that the intended result is achieved at the record time.
The Commissioner emphasized the need for feedback mechanism from the contractors and stated that the consultants will always be on ground to attend to issues, whereas the contending issues should be channeled to his office.
He warned anyone not ready to work professionally to voluntarily exit instead of causing disruption their company, the ministry and the state, as no form of indolence or inefectiveness will be accepted from them.
Responding, the President of one of the companies, Iyke-Jordan Group, Engineer Ikechukwu Nnahasi, thanked the state government for contracting them and pledged to deliver an international standard project at the record time.
Daily News Reporters