Senator Gershom Bassey presents score card, pledge to do more

Sen. Gershom Bassey

By Emma Una

The Senator representing the Southern Senatorial district of Cross River State, Gershom Bassery has presented his score card spanning  projects and programmes he executed in the past three years, pledging that he would achieve more in years ahead.

The projects which span roads rehabilitation, educational, health care projects and  welfare scheme touch the lives of thousands of his constituents both indigenes and  non indigenes.

On roads rehabilitation, devastated roads like Idundu-Calabar-Oban-Akamkpa road long abandoned and considered death trap was rehabilitated and made motorable along with  the Calabar- Akamkpa –Biase Road which had been ravaged for several decades was  given a facelift.

Senator Bassey popularly known as the ‘Eagle has landed’ , during the period constructed  classroom blocks, furnished  school libraries and  provided solar powered boreholes  in Ojuk South, and Akamkpa Urban in Akamkpa local Government Area.

Other projects executed by the Senator in the past three years  which directly touch the lives of the people  include  the provision of solar powered boreholes in Ikot Effion village, Akpabuyo, provision of integrated water scheme in four locations;  Okurike,  in Odukpani Local Government Area, Ikot Ana, Ijum Orubam and Betem in Biase local Government Area.

Hospital projects, include the  equipping of primary health care centre with medical supplies, drugs, furniture in the following areas,  Uwet, Akamkpa,  Odukpani,  Ikot essien , Ndom Nmon, Qua, Oduyama, Obomitiat.

He also undertook the  task of  providing  women empowerment with the construction of lock up shops in Akpabuyo, Akpabuyo local Government Area and  Ikot Enebong 8 miles,  in Calabar Municipality,

His  love and care for the people made him to provide  twenty seater new passenger  ferry boat powered by two 35 horse power  horse outboard engine at Ikot Ana Biase, Biase local Government Area.

To equip the youths with life skills, the Senator provided training  in various trades for 150 youths and women   of Calabar  South, Calabar Municipality, Akamkpa, Akpbuyo,  Odukpani, Biase, and Bakassi  local Government Area

He also provided a brand new 18 seater  bus to the physically challenged in Calabar South and Municipality with which they have used to generate funds to empower themselves with business centre, vulcanizing, and other trades items.

Apart from regular attendance of Senate sittings, he also moved several Motions among these are the need for Intensified Sensitization on Climate Change and Adoption on the Nigerian Agricultural sector, Motion on complaint about armed brutality and an intent to defraud Nigeria .

Motion on armed brutality, standing order for proper resettlement  and compensation of Bakassi people.
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