ANAMBRA State Commissioner for Housing, Paully Onyeka has stated that building up a livable and prosperous smart mega city for Ndi Anambra is one of the priority of this present administration.
He made this statement during the inspection of Anambra luxury Place Estate Phase One, Nkwelle GRA.
Onyeka, emphasised that the state government is committed to building a livable and prosperous Anambra State and housing development is at the center of this agenda.
The commissioner noted that initiating public private partnership arrangement which is being anchored by Anambra State Investment Protection and Promotion Agency in the area of housing development will help to cushion the effect of housing deficit in the state.
He further explained that one of the major reasons for visiting the estate is to ensure that people key into the new housing policy which includes that no building will occupy more than 65 per cent of the total area of the compound and it will have certain elements that includes that every compound or estate must have catchment pit, nobody is allowed to pipe out water from his compound or estate to avoid erosion”.
There must be space for green grass and trees to grow, depending on the size of the building and the least we can accept in any building is two trees”.
He also said that hospital should be in the centre of an estate because it plays a vital role in the lives of humans.
The Chief Executive Officer, Rotech Energy Services Limited and the developer of the estate, Chief Austin Oguejofor, commended the governor, Prof Charles Soludo for bringing such policy in the housing industry and upgrading the system of which the housing estate is being developed in the state.
“Rotech Energy Services Limited is committed to giving Anambra State the best and I’m very happy that Rotech Energy Services Limited is developing according to specifications.
Chairman, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, (COREN), Anambra State Technical and Expatriate Committee charged with the engineerng regulation and monitoring in the state, Victor Meju, noted that “the major challenge experienced in the past is that most buildings are being given over to non-engineers to build, which at times, result to building collapse.
“But With the emergence of engineering regulations and monitoring in the state headed by me, building collapse in the state has become a thing of the past because we are out to make sure that every building in the state must be supervised and be developed by a certified engineer.
“We have gone round the estate and through plans issued by the government and everything is standard”, he said.
Meju, who noted that their activities which is not limited to housing developments, but cut across all facets of engineering projects in the state is to ensure efficiency, competence and durability.
He adjudged Anambra Place Luxury Estate, Phase One, Nkwelle GRA as very livable, having all standard requirements for an estate in terms of manpower, qualified engineers, adherence to the codes and global standard practices and in line with the new housing policy of Anambra State and encouraged all the developers in Anambra to maintain the status quo.
One of the settlers in the estate, Mr Izuchukwu Nnaboko, appreciated the state government for initiating the new housing policy which will help in achieving a livable and prosperous smart mega city and also rated Anambra Luxury Place Estate as the best with regards to the housing policy.