Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta says his priority is to have a leisure park and film village in Asaba.
“This is my first assignment in the course of this year, 2022, because of the importance that I attach to the twin project of the leisure park and the film village,” said Mr Okowa. “We have gone round, and obviously, a lot of work has been done. There is no doubt that there might be a little delay or the other, but definitely, a lot of progress has been made.”
The governor disclosed this to journalists after inspecting the park and village projects.
He added that equipment for the leisure park and film village had arrived at Lagos seaports and would be installed before the end of February.
“I have been reassured by the contractors that civil works will be completed by the end of February. The civil works will be through by the end of February from what I see, but some environmental works are still going on, the issue of greenery of the area,” Mr Okowa.
“As we walked round we saw some of the trees that are being nursed for the purpose of planting, and I am told that many more are also coming in. So, we look forward to the completion of the civil works and the greenery of the area by the end of February,” he added.
He also informed us that the equipment that would be required for the leisure park and the games are all already at the port in Lagos and that before the end of January, the equipment will start arriving at the site, and by February, they would have started installations.
Mr Okowa added that the project was crucial to his ‘Stronger Delta’ vision and would continue to receive funding despite financial challenges due to dwindling revenue.
“I will be here again in mid-February to access the progress of work, but generally, I am satisfied by the progress of work going on, considering the difficulties that we have now with funding and other challenges,” the Delta governors. “We are looking very enthusiastically to the completion of this project because I know obviously that it is going to change the face of Asaba.”
Mr Okowa further stated that “the project which has an artificial lake and an observation tower among other facilities will be better appreciated when everything is fully completed.”
“We all look forward to the fun that families will get from this park in the next few months,” the governor stated.