By Chinonso Alozie – Owerri
The state offices of Imo of the Independent Commission for Corrupt Practices, ICPC, and that of the Executing Unit for Project Follow-up of the Constituent Unit, CEPTU, have been transferred to the Southern Senate District of Abia, in the State of Abia, to verify the constituency projects on the supply and installation of solar energy. lampposts with a tune of N51 million.
Yesterday they met in Owerri, which team leader Obi Steven led the operation in what they called phase 2 of the ICPC constituency project follow-up, for March 2019.
The project, which was sponsored by Senator representing Senate District Abia Sur, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, in the Senate was awarded to three different contractors.
For the limited global Six-Sigma concepts N9miliion obtained, for supplying 15 solar-powered lampposts, on their visit, “The team found 15 solar lights on the standing street; 7 posts were located on 7up road, while 8 were located on Glass Industry road. The team asked merchants about the status of the project and were informed that about 7 of the street lights were not working. “
In addition, 35 solar street lamps were awarded for a cost of N21 million to Dotlands Integrated Concepts Limited, part of the ICPC and CEPTU findings, that “the team found 35 standing solar street lamps on Abala Road, Obingwa LGA, with no defect report or the street lights malfunction was received from the community. “
And finally, the project monitoring unit visited the site of 35 solar street lights awarded at a cost of N21 million to Laguf Allied Co. Limited, found that “only 34 standing solar street lights. The team found 1 broken solar street light, without the batteries and solar panels. The metal pole and battery compartment were found next to a recently erected concrete power pole. No reports of defects or malfunctions of the 34 community street lights were received. “