Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Sen. Gershom's three years score card and passion to do more

| 16 July, 2018 | Emma Una

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

The projects which span roads rehabilitation, educational, health care projects and welfare schemes. Touched 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 Gershom 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 during in the past three years which directly touch the lives of the people  include  the provision of solar powered boreholes in Ikot Effiong village, Akpabuyo, provision of integrated water scheme in four locations;  Okurikang  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 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 tp 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  
Without gainsaying, Senator Gershom Bassey is truly  a working Senator  who deserves some accolades because he has made much difference in lives of thousands of people of the district in just three years and is set to do more in years ahead.