ANAMBRA State Government has began moves to create access through swamps in its riverine areas.
To this end, Governor Willie Obiano has pledged to complete the 9.5 kilometre Eziagulu- Ivite- Ezu River- Nando Road in Anambra East Local Government Area by May next year. The governor made the pledge during a tour of the project site.
The Eziagulu-Ivite- Ezu River-Nando Road is a major project cutting across numerous swamps and streams.
In a related development, Anambra State Government says it is committing N6 billion in the construction of Oroma- Umudora- Umuikwu-UmuezeAnam Road in Anambra West Local Government Area.
Governor Willie Obiano stated this while inspecting the 18.5 kilometre which cuts across swamps and stream.
The road under construction passes through the Anam and Onono food belts of Anambra West.
Governor Willie Obiano said sand would be piled up to 1.5 metres to protect the road against flooding, describing the project as an important job which connects one of the largest agricultural basins in the area.
The governor noted that on completion, farmers would have easy access to markets instead of using the River Niger.
He charged the residents to protect equipment and personnel of the firm to ensure early completion of the job.
The Commissioner for Works, Mr Marcel Ifejiofor said the road would benefit the people of the area immensely.
The Managing Director of the firm handling the project, Mr Toni Madi pledged to pursue the work according to specifications to ensure its completion in the next 18 months.
The Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Mbamili, Right Reverend Henry Okeke, appreciated the Anambra State Government for embarking on the job.
Also, the Majority Leader of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Mr Victor Okoye, noted that the Ifite Anam, Ezi Anam and Igala zones were happy over the project.
The governor also inspected work on the Eziagulu-Otuocha road with a spur to Igwe Idigo Road.