In a bid to boost the employment drive of the administration and harness its vast economic potentials, Cross River State government led by Governor Ben Ayade, has awarded contracts worth millions of Naira for the setting up of cottage industries across the 18 local government areas of the state.
Also awarded is contract for the construction and provision of world class equipment for the Ayade Care Referral Hospitals in each of the local government areas beginning with two in each of the three senatorial districts in the first phase.
The contracts were awarded during the state’s executive council
meeting in Calabar, the state capital.
The director-general, Cross River State Due Process and Price
Intelligence Bureau, Barr Alphonsus Ogar Eba, who spoke on the
development, said the Ayade Care Referral Hospitals project, is geared towards addressing the health challenges of the people of the state.
According to him, the Ayade Care Referral Hospitals is being executed under a Private Public Partnership (PPP) arrangement with Clinotech Group based in Canada and GE with funding from Union Bank.
Speaking further on the significance of the Ayade Care Referral
Hospitals, Barr Eba said, “With only N1000 a month, citizens of the state are entitled to free medical care.” Meanwhile, Governor Ayade has taken yet another bold step in his
governance cum development drive as he awards the road reconstruction network contracts for Yahe – Ebo – Wanokom – Wanikade -Wanihem Benue Border Road in Yala and network of roads in each of the 18 local Government Areas of the state.
The multi-million Naira road contracts is believed if completed will bring the much needed relief in transportation to the people of the state. Speaking on the development, the director general, Cross River State
Due Process and Price Intelligence Bureau, Barr Alphonsus Ogar Eba, stated that contracts for the road projects have been mobilised with the take off fund to commence work immediately.