Written by Austine ELEMUE

FCTA bemoans report of poor infrastructure in Utako village

The Federal Capital Territory Administration, has said that reports in some quarters alleging poor infrastructure in the Utako village are misleading as the village is actually benefitting from essential services provided in Utako district. 

Director of Engineering Services, Engr. Shehu Hadi, who was responding to reports in some section of the media that the Utako village in the FCT lacks access to portable water, electricity and primary healthcare centre, said that in contrast to these reports, the Utako village is actually serviced with standby portable water on a temporary basis as well as permanent access roads. 

Hadi said the Utako village also has access to a general hospital being constructed near the village which they can benefit, pending their eventual relocation. 

The director however noted that the village has no planned routes for other services like electricity supply as it is envisaged that they will eventually be relocated to Galuwyi/Shere Resettlement Site in Bwari Area Council. 

He said the area the village is occupying was designed to be plots of land, adding that these plots have been fully allocated, but are yet to be serviced with infrastructure due to the activities in the area. 

According to him, “The FCDA has provided engineering infrastructure facilities to Utako District under the contract for provision of engineering infrastructure. The area covered by Utako village was not provided with infrastructure as the village was planned to be relocated to Galwuyi/Shere Resettlement site in Bwari Area Council.” 

Hadi, however, appealed for understanding of the villagers, saying that government was working to ensure the completion of their resettlement site.   

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