By Amgbare Ekaunkumo, Yenagoa
Residents of Bayelsa State under the aegis of Bayelsa must develop have advised Governor Douye Diri to take over the construction of abandoned road projects by previous administrations in the state.
The group made the call while reacting to the ongoing traffic diversion embarked upon by the state government at Etegwe — Tombia roundabout.
Speaking to newsmen at the Tombia roundabout, the Coordinator of the group, Comrade Amafiniowei Jacob urged Governor Douye Diri as a matter of urgency to open up the school – to- Land road stretching to the Nigerian Law School at Agudama-epie, Oruma junction road to link Okaki road along Imiringi road, AIT Elebele road connecting Igbogene, Okutukutu Deeper Life road, BosyWater road to the toll-gate, Glory Drive road from the Ecumenical Centre to connect the Government House back gate in Onopa.
Other respondents who reacted to the ongoing traffic diversion at the Edepie – Etegwe Tombia roundabout said the effort of the government will not resolve the chaotic traffic situation in the area but will rather compound it and cause untold hardship and pains to the people.
In his opinion, Chief Egriane Digiteme, a retired town planner advised the present administration to embark on massive construction of major roads to connect the state capital to the hinterlands to open up the state to ease the movement of persons, goods and services.
He enjoined the present administration to develop cluster towns in all the local government areas with modern social amenities to make life meaningful for the people and correct the aged long practice of developing a one city syndrome as was the case in the old Rivers State.