The Technical Committee for the Declaration of Gloryland Drive as a
Development Planning Area, round off enlightenment campaign.
…With a call on the communities not to embark on any development,
pending the outcome of the proposed plan of the area…
The Technical Committee for the declaration of the Gloyland Drive
as a Development Planning Area has rounded off its enlightenment
campaign to the remaining Communities of Epie -Zarama, Yenezue-
gene,Yenezue-Epie, Ekeki, Amarata, Onopa as well as those within
the corridors of Gbarain and Ekpetiama Communities that
includes,Akaibiri, Gbarantoru,Tombia, Agbia, Nedugo, Ogboloma,
Obungha,Koroama, Okolobiri, and Pulaku all in Yenagoa Local
Government Area of the state.
It would be recalled that a few weeks ago, the Technical Committee
had visited some of the communities, which include, Igbogene,
Yengwe, Akenpai, Edepie, Etegwe,Okutukutu and Opolo.
Speaking during the visit, the Secretary to the Bayelsa State
Government, Alabo Gideon Ekeuwei who also doubles as the
Chairman of the Technical Committee re-emphasized the importance
the state government attaches to this programme and called on the
communities not to carry out any development pending the out come
of the proposed plan of the area by the state government.
According to the SSG ,"government is going to plan the Area that
would determine what kind of development that will take place in a
particular area, and same would add value to your land which will
further enable individuals to sell such plots at a higher rate".
Alabo Ekeuwei further informed the communities that, government is
not acquiring nor taking any land from the communities, pointing out
that, in the course of trying to plan the area and if your land is
affected, compensation would be paid such land owner.
The SSG further noted that Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State,
does not depict a befitting state headquarters, as houses are being built
He said, government is going to go the extra mile to actualize its
intended plans for a new city that can compete favourably with any
other cities of the world.
Alabo Ekeuwei also informed that, very soon, Governor Douye Diri
will commission the phase 2 of the Glory Land Drive that is spanning
from the Ecuminical Center to the Tombia/Ammassoma Road,
pointing out that, during which, the governor would make
proclamation of the area as a development planning area.
He commended the communities for their peaceful disposition during
the visit and appealed for them to maintain the status quo.
In their separate remarks, the Ibenanawei of Ekpetiama Kingdom, His
Royal Majesty, King Bubaraye Dakolo, and his counterpart from
Gbarain Kingdom, HRM King Funpere Gabriel Akah as well as the
acting paramount Ruler of Yenzue-gene Community, Chief Ayaba
Ozikie, the acting Paramount ruler of Yenezue-epie, Chief Richard
Ide, the CDC Chairman of Ekeki Community, Mr. James Osain, the
paramount ruler of Amarata Community, HRH Chief Davidson Sam,
and Paramount ruler of Onopa Community, HRH Chief Tamamama
Morris all expressed appreciation to the state government for it's
They said they are going to give the needed support to the state
government but emphasised the need for the state government to
carry them along and be very sincere in the entire process.