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6 months in office: Soludo flags-off mass road construction

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IN MARKING his six months in office since he was sworn in as the  Anambra State Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo has flagged off the construction of over 60 kilometers of road across some parts of the state.

  The governor went round some parts of the state to flag off road projects with a view to delivering key infrastructures for the enthronement of a livable and prosperous Anambra State.

  Among the roads flagged off for immediate construction include, the 26 kilometers Amansea – Awba-ofemili road which will cut across Ebenebe, Ugbene and Ugbenu communities in Awka North local government area. The road is expected to be completed in 16 months. The second one was the 26.2 kilometers Ufuma to Amansea road, connecting Awa, Ndiukwuenu and Okpeze communities in Orumba North local government area.

  Others include, the failed portion of Isuofia – Igboukwu road which is 600 meters in length with solid drainage system to permanently provide solution to flooding and finally the Akpaka Layout which is over 7 kilometers.

  The governor during the flag off was particular about roads that are strategic towards easing the sufferings of the people and boosting the economic activities in the state.

   He said that the Ufuma to Amansea road will be completed in four months while the Isuofia to Igboukwu road will be done by November ending. The Akpaka Layout will be completed and is expected to decongest the traffic within in some parts of Onitsha.

  He promised to deploy the state limited resources to work for the people, providing basic infrastructure for a better Anambra and was particular about Onitsha and its environs.

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  He noted that road infrastructure is one of the major key deliverables and major enablers for the livable and prosperous Anambra State.

  Governor Soludo had on Wednesday, flagged off nine roads that amounted to over 14 kilometers in Okpoko, Ogbaru Local Government Area and Mmiata Anam to Nzam road, Anambra West Local Government Area.

The Mmili John road in Ojoto, Idemili South Council Area was not left out as Mr Governor was there to flag off its reconstruction.

  With the over 60 Kilometers of road projects flagged off today, it has brought the number to a total of 80 kilometers of roads commenced within the first six months of his administration.

  The Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr Ernest Ezeajughi, the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, the state Commissioner for Works, Ifeanyi Okoma, among others were part of the event.

  It is worthy of note that while some of the projects will be ready this year, all other roads flagged before now will be completed by the end of next year.

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