By Okereke Wilson Ogbonnaya
The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in partnership with quantity surveyors has commenced Constituency Project Tracking exercise in the state.
Chairman of the commission, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye and his team disclosed this to newsmen, on Thursday 25th June, 2020 in Abakaliki during their visit over the commencement of the exercise.
Owasanoye, who was represented by Tanko Abdullahi, Head, Constituency and Executive Project Tracking Group (CEPTG), Enugu, said that the essence of the exercise was to examine, check and ensure that those projects are executed in accordance with the specification agreed upon.
He said that the commission is collaborating with the Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) to take measurements and determine, if the projects were actually done with specification.
He also added that the commission would partner with other establishments as Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society groups and the media to witness the inspection and take records and measurements as well.
He explained that the constituency projects consist of health education with infrastructural projects as identified by government agencies and in tandem with the recommendation made by legislators at both the federal and state levels.
He noted that the commission is conducting a second phase of the project tracking exercise at Ebonyi South Senatorial zones because the district had attracted some specific projects and executive ventures.
He mentioned the trackable projects to include, construction of rural access roads, construction of diagnostic centre at AE-FUNAI among others and noted that other zonal ventures would be tracked subsequently.
“We are deploying latest technology for this particular exercise, because we expect to get best results from tracking activities.
“It is has been carried out across the country and the commission in Enugu covers Ebonyi and Anambra States,” Owasanoye said.