The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC), has decided to invite National Assembly members from Anambra State following uncompleted constituency projects.
Contractors handling the 63 projects that were awarded in 2019 will also be invited, it was discovered that some of the projects were completed while others were abandoned in the state.
According to the spokesperson of ICPC, Mrs Azuka Ogugua, it was the commencement of Phase 3 of the Constituency and Executive Projects Tracking Exercise.
Azuka said the tracking of constituency and executive projects was an initiative of the Commission that began in 2019.
She said they were focusing on how well money allocated to critical sectors of education, health, agriculture, water resources and power amongst others, by the government were utilised.
The first phase of the exercise was held in 2019 in 12 states and the FCT and saw the tracking of 524 projects. The second phase in 2020 had about 822 projects tracked in 16 states.
“Phase 3 of the constituency and executive projects tracking exercise is slated to take place in 17 states – Katsina, Kano, Sokoto, Yobe, Adamawa, Plateau and Kogi.
“Others are Benue, Ondo, Osun, Lagos, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Enugu, Edo, Anambra and Imo States, as well as the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
“The focus, as in the previous years, will be on priority sectors of agriculture, education, power, health and water resources.
“A total of 1,251 projects executed within the 2019 and 2020 appropriations have been listed for tracking in this third phase. These include 1,024 constituency and 227 executive projects respectively,” she said.
Speaking with The Nation after inspecting about nine projects in Achina, Nanka, Ugbene, Awba -Ofemili among others yesterday, the Principal Supritendent of ICPC in Enugu, Kweshe Asanarimam, said they were likely to invite the lawmakers and contractors to tell them their findings
“If we are not satisfied with what we have seen during the inspection, ICPC will advise the Lawmakers to send their contractors back to site to correct some of the anomalies,” Asanarimam said.
Lolo Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News / September 4, 2021