Delta Moves To Sell Oghara Power Plant, Plans Asaba Mono-Rail

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From Ochei Matthew, Asaba
The Delta state government has concluded plans to sell the Independent Power Plant (IPP) Project in Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government Area of the state.

Briefing journalists in Asaba shortly after the state executive council meeting, the commissioner for power and energy, said the state government was looking into the process of completing the sale as recommended by the last administration.

Also, the Information Commissioner, Patrick Ukah, noted that the state government has engaged a consultant to carry out a feasibility study on mono-rail transit system in Asaba, the state capital, based on the Asaba Development Master Plan.

“The state government has decided to plan ahead because of the increasing population of Asaba in order boost transportation in the capital city, which made up of three local government areas,” he said

The plan to sell the IPP comes as the Delta State House of Assembly had set up a five-man committee to probe the IPP project, headed by the Majority Leader, Hon. Tim Owhefere.
The state has reportedly spent about N19 billion on the IPP with nothing on ground to show for it.

Investigation revealed that the IPP project in Oghara was contracted to Dav’Notch company at sum of N27 billion. The firm is allegedly owned by former Delta State Speaker, Hon. Victor Ochei.

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