Governor Chukwuma Soludo has flagged-off the 10.95 kilometer Igboukwu/Ikenga road.
Ikenga community has never seen a square foot of tarred road.
With the advent of Governor Soludo’s administration, hopefully, the community will have about good six entry points.
The road will be completed in 12 months time.
Governor Soludo revealed that road infrastructure is the number one problem faced by ndi Anambra, followed by flood, saying that his government identifies with people who seem to be forgotten, in line with APGA mantra of “leave no one behind”.
While empathising with the members of the community over the hardship they experience as a result of bad roads, the governor pointed out that infrastructural project is simultaneously ongoing in every local government area of the state.
“From Nkwo, I drove down here and have seen the sufferings the people are passing through when they go to Eke from here. We have come to ease the suffering of the people. We are building roads and must ensure we touch every local government in the state.
Ikenga cannot boast of one square foot of tarred road. In the spirit of APGA, we are remembering all the communities that have been forgotten, leaving nobody behind. We are being our brothers’ keeper and that’s why a community that has never seen a 1km tarred road is being remembered today. All these roads we are flagging off in the state, we are paying 50% upfront for all of them”.
He stated that road infrastructure is the key to building a liveable and prosperous homeland and also stressed that infrastructural development is at the heart of his administration’s agenda.
Governor Soludo asked the contractor to deliver according to specification and on schedule as the remaining contract money is available once he is delivers.
Commissioner for Works, Ifeanyi Okoma said that the governor is determined to build the road with an expected duration of 12 months and a guarantee of 20 years
The contractor, Mr Elias Thanos of AG Vision Construction Company said they are committed to build the roads with drainage and asphalt which would last more than 20 years and assured that the road will be motorable by next year’s Christmas.
In a related development. Governor Chukwuma Soludo says Anambra State has road crises which his administration is already tackling to correct.
Governor Soludo stated this during the flag-off ceremony for the 16.25 kilometer Ajali-Akpu-Nawfija-Ogbunka road.
The governor said that most communities in the state are desirous of roads which he has promised and keep.
He assured that his government will commence the project and more projects in the area, including Ezira to Achina road, into Onneh and called on communities to protect government infrastructure in their locations.
Soludo urged the people to vote for APGA and its candidates (Senate, House of Rep and House of Assembly).
He said that their victory will aid his government to continue developing Orumba by attracting resources from Abuja to State level.
Commissioner for Works, Mr. Ifeanyi Okoma recalled that the road was awarded in 2017 by the previous administration, out of which only about 16 per cent was achieved, pointing out that Governor Soludo came onboard and did a full design and commenced the project.
Chief Of Staff to the Governor, Dr. Ernest Ezeajughi and the APGA Senatorial Candidate for Anambra South, Hon. Chris Azubogu appreciated the governor for the project and pledged their unalloyed support, just as the member, representing Orumba South at the state House of Assembly, Emma Nwafor and transition committee chairman, Orumba South, Neville Uchendu stated that Orumba North and South are the food basket of the state, appreciating the governor for making the election in Umuomaku possible, thereby enthroning peace in the community.
The road stretch is 16.25km, crossing two rivers with major hydraulic structures and will be completed in ten months time.
It will have 200 millimeter or 8 inches stone base and cement stabilised and has a timeline of 20 years as guaranteed by the contractor.