Traders and residents around the popular Eke Oyigbo market along Afam road leading to the power station have called on the Rivers state government to prevail on the contractor handling the road construction project to speed up work to meet the deadline which is less than four months away.
Some of the traders who spoke to journalists said nine months after the contract was awarded, it has been tales of hardships rather than succor that the road was supposed to give to them.
One thing that is synonymous with the traders and residents of eki Oyigbo market and adjourning communities is the cry of untold hardships that the reconstruction of the road from the port Harcourt -Aba express road to the Afam power station has brought to them.
Nine months after the contract was awarded, the only feasible job done by the contractor is the drainage system which has done more harm than good to the people.
More worrisome is the fact that top government functionaries do not ply the road, a factor that could be responsible for the snail-speed-like construction, hence the call to the Rivers state government to do the needful.
At the other end of Oyigbo LGA, where communities such as Obeakpu and umosi,are begging for government attention,the story is not different as they are almost cut off from the rest of the LGA.
Drivers are at the mercy of commuters who help to push their broken-down vehicles out from muddy waters.
If nothing is done to ameliorate their sufferings, some persons may not be able to access their villages in the days ahead.