HENSEK Integrated Services has halted the construction work on Ring road 3 due to alleged lack of fund, while Slavabogu Nigeria Ltd has also stopped construction work on Uyo City/Iba Oku road due to the same reason.
Our correspondent who visited the two sites observed that there was no construction work going on again on Ring road 3.
Our correspondent gathered that many workers working for HENSEK had to down tools following inability of the company to meet its financial obligations to the workers.
One of the workers who did not want his name on print, said government has not released money for the project.
However, a peep into the 2019 audited budget report shows that out of five billion naira budgeted for the road, six billion was approved and released.
Many Akwa Ibom people still wonder why the project has not been completed by HENSEK after such amount was released.
Effort to get Engr Uwem Okoko respond to this was abortive as he did not pick his calls.
At the construction site of Slavabogu Nigeria Ltd, caterpillar and Crain were seen lying fallow.
One of the workers said, “Since we were paid in March, we have been waiting for our salaries till we were asked to leave on July pending when government will release money for the construction work.
The Commissioner for Works, Prof. Eno Ibanga could not be reached for his reaction.