THE long awaited Oruru Egwe Housing Estate in Egwe, Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State has finally come to reality.
Addressing the press at the estate’s site, the Chairman, Imo State Housing Corporation, Ogbuagu Walta Uzonwanne, remarked that the Oruru Egwe Housing Estate was proposed and started by late Chief Sam Mbakwe led government since 1981 but has since then, suffered abandonment meted to it by subsequent administrations.
One chief Obiagwu, the chairman continued, who hitherto claimed to be the sole owner of the whole land that spanned not less than 200 and some fractions of hectares hinged on the abandonment and started selling the lands to respective buyers who now claimed ignorant of the fact that government has acquired the land in question at Oruru Egwe.
Ogbuagu Uzonwanne charged Egwe, Oguta people to pay
tribute to Owelle Rochas Okorocha, who in his magnanimity, has chosen to bring the long abandoned project to fruition. He thanked God for peaceful disposition of the host community, adding that it shows that the people are really in dare need of developing their area,
In his speech, a prominent son of the area and one of the principal and lords of the estate, Clement Maduka recalled history, dating back the time the project was initiated but regretted
that certain factors has played to the gallery that inhibited the rapidity of the project. He thanked God that the state housing
corporation, ably led by Ogbuagu Walta Uzonwanne who is also a son of the soil has driven the government’s zeal to actualize the project.
Ogbuagu Frank Iwuorusa who is also an indigene of Oguta thanked God that such a laudable project has come to stay in Oguta which according to him, will go a long way to ushering-in both urbanization and over all development to the area.
He charged the allottees to ensure rapid development of the allotted plots.
Highlights of the ceremony were the issuance of revalidation certificate to the allotees by the cooperation’s secretary.