The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Rural Development and Community Affairs who is also the Project Coordinator, OSUN RAMP (O’RAMP), Engineer Adelere Oriolowo, gave the commendation during a visit to the Ira –Ikeji-Ile – Ara-keji – JABU road being proposed to be financed by the State government.
According to him, the (O’RAMP) project is a World Bank and French Development Agency’s (AFD) assisted project that was declared effective on 22nd November, 2013 and expected to rehabilitate 500km rural roads in the state within the project life cycle of six years.
He stressed further that, his team had earlier visited some of the on-going projects such as the 11.2km Ita-Oni – Onikoko road, 3.5km Ilesa/Akure Expressway – Ayodeji Road, 9.5km Okinni – Igbokiti – Idi-Emi – Pakiti road – O-fish farm road, 9km Quick Impact Intervention Programme (QIIP) Farm road, Kuta among others to ascertain the level of completion. Other projects visited were the Completed 3-span bridge at Sasa River abandoned several years ago.
Engr Oriolowo then thanked Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for the support given on Community-based Routine Road Maintenance noting that the system has assisted in maintaining the standard of the road at the 12km Iwo – Pataara road, 10.8km Idiroko/Akinleye road and 5km Esa-Oke road.
With him on the trip ,which also took him to the Olura of Ira’s palace, Oba Julius Fatanmi, are Mr Oladoja Adedokun,
Development Communication Specialist and other staff of the Ministry.