ANAMBRA State Government has charged developers to always obey the physical planning laws of the state.
Giving the charge after demolishing some illegal structures at Nde-akwu-Edoji, Uruagu in Nnewi North Local Government Area, where some developers built structures on access road, the Chairman of Anambra State Physical Planning Board, Chike Maduekwe revealed that the enforcement is a routine being carried out from zone to zone to enforce town planning laws and ensure that development in the state is controlled, stressing that the location is a government approved layout.
He recalled that the State Executive Council had directed that a situation where people buy land and the youth will go and collect money from them had been banned in the state, pointing out that the enforcement will be strict. He added that Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s commitment to building a livable prosperous homeland had been mainstreamed into the responsibilities of all ministries, departments and agencies.
He appealed to ndi Anambra to support the government by ensuring that they do not build on access roads or drainages and equally ensure that their plan is approved.
The joint committee, armed with an excavator and other earth moving machines had pulled down a buildinga duplex still under construction, and which blocked a major access road, obstructing further developments in a vast virgin land behind it, including other structures such as gate houses, shops, perimeter fencing and others, erected on access roads around the layout.