Lawmaker representing Anaocha 2 State Constituency in Anambra State House of Assembly, Charles Chukwuma Ezeani, has expressed deep concern over the absence of rural roads to connect agricultural areas in his constituency.
Ezeani also expressed worry that the Anambra State Ministry of Works, Road Furniture and Maintenance did not provide details of a certain N500 million in the ministry’s budget supposedly meant for the construction of rural roads connecting agric areas even though he said such money were counterpart funds the state government would pay back.
The lawmaker, who spoke to journalists shortly after the budget bilateral talk between the committee on works and state Ministry of Works at the state Assembly Complex, said his worry hinged on the fact that only the aforementioned amount was written in the estimate the ministry presented before the committee without details of where and how the N500 would be deployed to ensure judicious use of the funds.
He however explained that he charged the ministry to provide details of the rural roads the money would be deployed for construction as it was difficult for people to access farmlands and other agricultural areas due to lack of rural roads.
Ezeani also pointed out that due to erosion and flooding , virtually all the roads in Anaocha 2 State Constituency have been devastated .
The lawmaker further disclosed that other community roads such as Obeledu , Akwaeze and others need the attention of the state government, stressing that the state governor should direct the Commissioner for Works to swing into action and attend to roads in his constituency so that farmers can access their farmlands in the area.