The Governor Nasiru El-rufai-led government has released N3 billion to contractors as mobilization for Kafanchan Urban Renewal projects.
The Kaduna State Commissioner for Planning and Budget Commission, Mr. Thomas Gyang made the revelation during a Town Hall virtual meeting on the 2021 Draft Budget, with the theme: “Budget of Recovery.”
A champion of Community Development Charter from Jema’a LGA, Mr. Godwin Kumai had complained that while Urban Renewal Projects were ongoing in Kaduna metropolis and Zaria, nothing seemed to be happening in Kafanchan.
But Gyang explained that the sites for Urban Renewal Projects have been handed over to two contractors on Oct. 2, adding that advanced payment of N3 billion have been released to the contractors.
He added that among the major projects that would be carried out was the construction of a dual carriageway from Railway Crossing to Unguwan Rimi and would be fitted with streetlights.
And that all major roads in Kafanchan township would be reconstructed.
“So, by Monday you will see contractors moving to sites to begin construction in earnest.
“I want to assure the people of Kafanchan and environs that Kafanchan township will soon be transformed beyond recognition.
“I am urging everyone to support the government to succeed in proving the needed infrastructure for development to thrive in every community,” he said.
Earlier, citizens from Chikun, Lere and Giwa Local Government Areas of the state had called on the state government to improve the security situation in the state for economic activities to thrive.
Mr Kuliyak Clement from Chikun LGA, pointed out that eight out of the 12 wards in the LGA were bedeviled by security challenges.
He described the development as “counterproductive” to the economic, educational, and agricultural development efforts in the area.