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Our new roads will last over 20yrs – Soludo



Soludo flags off new roads

…Flags off roads in Okpoko, Mmiata Anam, Nzam
…Commissions first Anambra telemedicine hub

ALL road networks constructed under the new state-of-emergency declared on road construction and rehabilitation in Anambra State by the current administration  will not only be durable and fit for purpose but will  also last for more than 20 years in life span.

  Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo gave the promise while flagging off construction of 14.3 kilometers of roads in Okpoko, Ogbaru Council Area, yesterday.

  Speaking during the function, Gov. Soludo said what he saw as state of roads in Ogbaru, Anambra West and Awka North local Government Areas and other places during the campaign period in the last gubernatorial election helped in motivating the new road construction policy.

  According to the governor, this also explains why his administration will spare no effort to give life to Okpoko and the entire state.

  The nine roads awarded under the scheme are to be completed in April 2023.

  Similarly, Gov. Soludo also flagged-off the construction of Mmiata Anam-Nzam road in Anambra West Local Government Area, promising to ensure the road will be completed by January next year.

  Commissioner for Information, Sir Paul Nwosu, Transition Chairman of Ogbaru Local Government Area, Arinze Aworgu and other top government functionaries were present during the event.

  In a related development, Gov. Chukwuma Soludo has said that Anambra’s new healthcare policy is programmed to deliver its mandate in all the 179 communities of the state.

  Gov. Soludo made the promise while commissioning the first-ever Anambra State Telemedicine hub in Awkuzu, Oyi Local Government Council Area, yesterday.

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  The facility is located within Comprehensive Medical Centre,, Awkuzu, which is built under Prof Soludo’s community-private, public partnership initiative.

  Explaining the facility as part of his administration’s efforts to ensure that healthcare services are made available to ndi Anambra in all the 179 communities, Gov. Soludo said emphasis will be more in covering rural and hard-to-reach areas.

  According to the governor, this will not only provide timely medical response as the people may need but also allow doctors and patients to see each other and communicate effectively.

  Gov. Soludo also use the event to commend Awkuzu people for keying into government’s private-public partnership healthcare model by building the Comprehensive Medical Centre, adding that the community will derive maximum benefit from their investment.

  Earlier in his opening remarks, Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Afam Obidike explained the telemedicine initiative as a technology driven innovation by government to ensure that healthcare is delivered in every part of the state.

  Official commissioning of the Telemedicine Hub, unveiling and inspection of the facility were highpoints of the event.

  It will be recalled that telemedicine involves use of telecommunication gadgets to remotely diagnose and treat patients irrespective of their locations.

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