AS part of process in designing the Anambra State Vision 2070 master plan document, the committee, headed by Professor Chukwuma Soludo has met with critical stakeholders in the state.
Speaking during the event with theme, ‘ Thinking Together To Secure Our Future ‘, the Chairman, Anambra Vision 2070 Drafting Committee, Chukwuma Soludo, pointed out that the essence of the meeting was for ndi Anambra to be part of the planning process, thereby, making it an Anambra plan, hence the committee is there only to do the paper work.
He stressed that the developmental plan is for the projected 38-40 million ndi Anambra in 50 years to come, underscoring the need for every citizen to contribute towards the great plan, as only those who plan will control the future.
He emphasised that the plan is not owned by any specific government, political party or any private individual while affirming that women and youths are all included in his committee.
The meeting, which took place at Professor Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre, Conference Hall, Awka, attracted major stakeholders in Anambra State, including, traditional rulers, community leaders, market leaders, the academia’s, media, leaders of thought, labour groups, among others.
Also present, were the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, Head of Service, Harry Udu, political appointees, MD, CEO Sir Chuka Nnabuife, among others.
In an opening remark, Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, noted that the plan is a road map that will guide the socio-economic development of Anambra State in the next 50 years.
In his contribution, the MD and CEO, ANPC, Sir Chuka Nnabuife leveraging on his many years’ experience in the media asked the position of the media in the project, having participated in the communication committee of ‘Vision 2010’,
“If we don’t involve the media, our people will not be appreciated”.
Other questions and suggestions were raised with Soludo not having sufficient time to address them but promised to send some feedbacks to that effect.