The residents of Obot Akara LGA a border local government to Akwa ibom State have just been linked to their neighbours in Ekwere Azu community in Abia state with two bridges spanning 45 meters and a 57.8 meters over the two rivers that separate the two boarder communities in the two neigbouring states.
The project also includes a 6.4km road network linking the bridges.
The road construction was completed in 2018 and awaiting the bridge construction which has just been concluded and will be commissioned by gov. Udom of Akwa ibom state on may 29th 2019 to mark democracy day.
The project is funded fully by Akwa ibom state government.
Recall, that the governor also linked the northernmost LGA in Akwa ibom called ini LGA to its neighbour in Arochukwu still in Abia state in 2018 with a 14.7km road of which the royal fathers of Arochukwu gave him a chieftaincy title as a mark of appreciation that road is also awaiting the completion of 110m bridge of which 90% of work is already completed.
The people of Aro and environs have since started using Ibom Airport via this access road, which affords them the closest link to an airport. not to talk of commercial activities that had been activated within the two states.
Gov. Udom will also open three newly renovated general hospitals in the state on may 29, 2019.
The new hospitals are:
1) Iquita general hospital Oron LGA.
2) general hospital oruk anam LGA.
3) Cottage hospital onna LGA.