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Delta State All Progressives Congress (APC) has criticized the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led government over its proposed establishment of Kwale Industrial Park, saying that it is a “misdirection of resources, covert act of enrichment of few pockets and a white elephant project.”
The APC state Publicity Secretary, Barrister Sylvester Imonina said in a statement dated October 30, 2019 that the planned industrial park in Kwale is a disturbing move for lacking in good intentions, but aimed at enriching “persons whose stock in trade is manipulation and underhand deals for the sake of their pockets.”
Imonina said: “Just like the Industrial Park located in the oil City of Warri, which is at between sixty (60) to seventy (70) percent completion stage but later abandoned, they refuse to disclose how much was budgeted for the proposed Industrial Park in Kwale and how they intend bringing it to reality. Till date, the sum of monies budgeted for Warri Industrial Park, and how much have been expended so far is yet to be disclosed and or accounted for.
“Pitifully, the abandoned Warri Industrial Park is presently a haven to men of the underworld and reptiles. What a collosal waste!”
Full text of the statement reads:
DELTA STATE GOVERNMENT PROPOSED ESTABLISHMENT OF KWALE INDUSTRIAL PARK: A MISDIRECTION 0F RESOURCES, CONVERT ACT OF ENRICHMENT OF FEW POCKETS, AND A WHITE ELEPHANT PROJECT IN THE OFFING.
The All Progressive Congress, Delta State and indeed all well-meaning Deltans are disturbed of the move by the PDP led Government in Delta State to enrich some persons whose stock in trade is manipulations and underhand deals for the sake of their pockets. As part of their evil moves, they pretentiously came up with an idea of establishing an Industrial Park at Kwale.
Just like the Industrial Park located in the oil City of Warri, which is at between sixty (60) to seventy (70) percent completion stage but later abandoned, they refuse to disclose how much was budgeted for the proposed Industrial Park in Kwale and how they intend bringing it to reality. Till date, the sum of monies budgeted for Warri Industrial Park, and how much have been expended so far is yet to be disclosed and or accounted for.
Pitifully, the abandoned Warri Industrial Park is presently a haven to men of the underworld and reptiles. What a collosal waste!
One of the reasons given for the abandonment of the Park by PDP led government in Delta State is that there were/are limited resources. Though, discerning minds know that the excuse given by the government of Delta State was a ruse because it is a known fact that Delta State has multiple sources of incomes to wit, Federal monthly allocations, huge internally generated revenues, ecological funds amongst others.
Despite the huge revenues accruing to the State, the PDP led Delta State Government complains of inadequate finances to enable her execute meaningful projects including Warri Industrial Park.
We are not unaware of the fact that it is the responsibility of any State government to develop all parts of the State. But we dare to state that considering the undisclosed amount of monies already sunk into Warri Industrial Park and the level of work already done, a wise government ought to have completed same before embarking on another project of such magnitude.
It is not too late for the State Government to have a rethink. The fact remains that Government is a continuum and PDP led government ought to see it from that angle. However, information available to us says that the PDP led Government’s interest is how much money they could pocket, instead of thinking of the common interest and good of the populace.
We state unequivocally that the proposed Industrial Park is a ploy by PDP led goverment in Delta State to further fritter away the resources of the State. We therefore call on the Governor and his cronies to jettison this selfish interest of theirs, for the interest of the masses.
DELTA STATE SHOULD NOT BE A CENTRE FOR WHITE ELEPHANT PROJECTS.
APC, Next Level!!!
Barr. Ogheneluemu Sylvester Imonina,
Publicity Secretary, APC, Delta State.