By Fidelia Ben-Udi
The Honourable Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Engr Lawrence Ejiofor has reassured Deltans that the leisure park and film village project is still very much in view.
He gave this assurance in an interview conducted by the press following a stakeholders meeting at the site. He said that this project is dear to His Excellency’s heart, hence, there would be no drawing back.
The Commissioner disclosed that the completion date had been moved a couple of times to enable the contactors meet up their end of the bargain following delays due to covid and constant price review.
He however assured the press and indeed Deltans that the project would be set for inauguration and use this year as the new proposed date for completion, which is September hopefully be upheld.
As part of the measures to ensure that this date is upheld, Ejiofor further disclosed that site meetings would now take place twice a month to ascertain that the program for delivery given by the contractors is being followed.
He said many aspects of the project including the purchase of equipments for furnishing and the bid for management of the Park are being undertaken simultaneously to ensure that the project is delivered as soon as possible.
The Architect overseeing the project, Arch. Kester Ifeadi said that work is still in progress on several aspects of the projects for the best finishing. He appealed to Deltans to patiently await the unveiling of this star project in due time as it would be worth it.
A tour around the park revealed that the zoo has become active as certain animals, including the lion, monkey, hyena, a giant ancient tortoise and Crocodile to mention a few, are now permanent residents.
The tour also showed the ten story control tower close to completion, the giant wheel fully mounted, landscaping fully underway with trees and vegetation in place amongst others.