Anambra Govt. To Commence Work On Amansea-Ebenebe- Ugbenu- Ugbene-Awba ofemili Road After The Rainy Season.
By Nneka Anoliefo
Anambra State Government has assured it will commence construction work on the Amansea-Ebenebe- Ugbenu- Ugbene-Awba ofemili Road after the rainy season.
The Secretary to the State Government, Prof Solo Chukwulelu, gave the assurance while addressing protesters from the area who besiged Government House, Awka, to register their grievances about the deplorable state of their road.
The protesters carried placards with inscriptions; “What’s Awba Ofemili offence that Anambra State government Neglects Us this way”, “We can not Export Our Farm Produce to State Capital because of Bad Roads”, and “Anambra State Government Should give Oba Ofemili sense of belonging’, among other complaints.
Prof. Chukwulobelu assured them that work would commence in earnest on the the dilapidated roads after the rains this year.
He also assured them that Governor Chukwuma Soludo administration is totally committed to building good roads for Ndi Anambra.
The SSG reminded them that the state government is aware of the deplorable condition of roads in Awka and environs and has directed the State Commissioner for Works to commence repair work on the failed portions immediately dry season sets in, urging them to hold him by his words.
He said, “Reconstruction of roads will help reduce transportation costs for goods and commuters, as well as improve access to markets and also foster economic integration among others”.
Responding some of the protesters including Reverend Ifeayichukwu Uwabunkeonye from Saint Mary parish, Umuchigbo, the leader of Awba Ofemili Emancipation Movement, Mr Mobis Odino, Mr Sunday Obi, Chief Ikechukwu Sylvanus , Mr Louis Odilo and Chief Nathaniel Uwabunkeonye expressed dissatisfaction that their towns have been neglected by past administrations, hence the need for them to cry to Governor Chukwuma Soludo to come to their rescue.
They hinted that their roads have not been tarred for the past 31 years and the ugly situation has continued to pose serious challenges to them as they can not transport their farm produce to the capital city.
They appealed to Governor Soludo to remember them as they voted for him in the governorship election that brought him to power, while praying God to give him the wisdom to fulfil his promises.