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Governor Obiano flags off 2nd longest road project

In continuation of the mass construction of roads to infrastructural sites and agricultural belts of Anambra State and the comprehensive strat­egy to achieve food secu­rity and industrialisation, the Executive Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, yesterday, flagged off the reconstruc­tion of 9.5 kilometre Eke-Awgbu – Amaetiti – Ok­peze – Ndiukwuenu road, the second longest road project in the state.

The road project is part of a 13-kilometre road that stretches to Okpeze Bridge, brining to 40 -kilometres, the entire road projects that cut across many communi­ties up to Ufuma, Orumba North Local Government Area of the state.

Speaking during the flag off event, Governor Obiano stated that the road was the longest road project award­ed by the state government after the 47-kilometre Agul­eri -Oil Rig Road project. According to Obiano, “the road is very important as it traverses many agro-based communities and would stimulate socio-economic growth when completed. It is designed with all neces­sary components, including bridges and culverts, drain­ages, street lights, markets and three modern bus stops.”

The governor assured communities around the road project axis that his administration would sus­tain equitable distribution of democracy dividends to all parts of the state, stress­ing that it was a deliberate policy of his government to open up roads into the hin­terland with viable sources for wealth creation and em­ployment for the youths. He urged the people to monitor the progress of work and preserve facilities in the area as well as ensure that secu­rity was maintained.

The Commissioner for Works, Sir Callistus Ilo­zumba, in his remark, said the contract had been fully mobilised and assured that government would maintain prompt payment of all cer­tificates generated.

He commended the peo­ple of the area for removing all obstructions on the road, to pave way for drainage work. However, he warned against burning of tyres and made it clear that those who violated the directive would pay for the cost of removing the bumps.

Sir Callistus directed traditional rulers and Pres­idents-General of commu­nities to arrange for proper maintenance of the roads and drainage systems to in­crease the lifespan of the roads.

The member represent­ing Orumba North in the State House of Assembly, Mr. Romanus Obi, said the road would link various parts of Orumba North and thanked the governor for maintaining continuity in government. Also speaking, the Chairman of Orumba North, Mr. Okey Enekwe and his Orumba South coun­terpart, Mr. John Onyeakpa noted that the governor had increased the tempo of rural development through mas­sive infrastructural develop­ment

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