The Delta state government says it will focus on the development of roads in the riverine and agrarian communities in 2017.

The state Commissioner for Works, Mr James Augoye, made this known during an on-the-spot assessment of the 1.4kilometres council road and the Ugbani circular/ Izuah roads in Akwukwu-Igbo which had reached 30% stage of work.

Augoye, who listed some of the benefiting riverine communities to include Okerenkoko, Opuraza,Ogulagha, Burutu township roads, Ogidigben among others, instructed the contracting firm at Akwukwu-Igbo to carry out proper testing of the laterite because of the poor earth work done and do a refilling before the stone base and final alsphating.

He tasked the Superintending Engineer and the Zonal Chief of the LGA to work closely with the contractor to ensure strict adherence to the directives.