Members of Bende Traditional Rulers Council of Bende Local Government Area of Abia State are about now hosting the Senator representing Abia North, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu in continuation of his Mid-Term Constituency report tour.
Kalu and his entourage are being hosted at the Royal Palace of Eze Uwakwe O. Ukaegbu ,Ofufe II of Amaofufe Autonomous community, Item, Igbere.
Members of the Traditional council are also present at the meeting.
Rendering his legislative report, Kalu said apart from other completed projects in their various communities, the delay in the execution of other projects is as result of the current economic inflation which has led to the increase in the price of construction materials.
He said the current prices is against their initial cost as listed in the budget when the budget was drafted.
Kalu noted that the Senate is currently exploring means of adjusting the cost prices in accordance with the current state of prices of construction materials and equipment.
Furthermore, Kalu emphasised that he has changed the narrative of the Senate , stating that it wasn’t the duty of legislators to facilitate infrastructure projects, the Chief Whip noted that in his capacity he has proven that Parliamentarians can execute infrastructural projects for their rural communities.
Eulogising Kalu, Eze J.O. Akaliro Umuobasi Ukwu Ozuitem outlined projects executed by Kalu in his community.
With the level of projects facilitated by Senator Kalu, Eze J.O. mentioned that Orji Kalu has made available tangible achievements to campaign with when the campaign begins, declaring that they will ensure the communities remain solidly behind his reelection to the Senate in 2023.