All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) gubernatorial candidate for the 2023 general elections in Enugu State, Frank NwekeJr has laid out his preliminary plans for addressing the critical challenge of dilapidated roads and potholes in the state.
Chief Nweke dropped the hint while addressing the audience at the Pacesetter Frontier Discourse Public Lecture and Awards in Enugu. He noted that there were numerous roads that required attention, repairs and construction, promising that his administration will embark on a general study and consultation with the aim of publishing list of roads that will come under the strategic Road Construction and Rehabilitation Programme.
“To ensure that we address the most critical roads needed to serve our economic and social goals, we will take the repairs and constructions in phases, while ensuring equitable distribution across the state.
“Also, for transparency and accountability, the economic importance for each road will be published, and their positions on the priority list has to be justified. The commencement and completion dates for all such projects will be published so that citizens could plan their developments and investments accordingly.” he stated.
The APGA gubernatorial hopeful however noted that a priority for these road rehabilitations and constructions will be to connect farms to markets to improve food security and increase the export value of the produce.