GOVERNOR of Anambra State, Prof Charles Soludo has inspected some bad portions of Umuogbu Agulu-Awka road in Awka, the state capital.
The roads comprising of Ichie Road, J.N Madubo Road, Ezinwanne Square, all in Agulu-Awka in Awka South Council Area have caused great agony to the some inhabitants in the area.
Speaking after inspecting the road, Prof Soludo assured the people of the area that his aim is to the give roads in the state capital a facelift.
Governor Soludo explained that the reason of his visit was to get first hand information of the road condition as he decried the deplorable state of the road.
The governor stressed that any road project embarked upon by the government must undergo personal inspection in order to feel the pains of the people living around the area, lamenting that roads in the state capital have all been in a very bad shape.
He disclosed that Umuogbu road will be redesigned before construction is carried out, giving assurances that by the next rainy season, April/May 2023, the road will definitely wear a new look.
He maintained that while a state of emergency have been declared on all roads in the state, over 226KM of roads have already been awarded for construction.
The governor further pointed out that his administration has come to give succour to ndi Anambra, even within this short period he has been in office.
Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Ifeatu Onejeme, who hails from the community reaffirmed that Soludo is working the talk, assuring that the governor will definitely deliver on his promises without renaging.
Commissioner Onejeme told the people that by implication, the economic situation in the area will improve considerably while land in Umuogbu will equally become attractive.
He pleaded with them to keep on supporting the current administration led by APGA government so they can do more in making life better for them.
In a separate speech, Chief Emeka Agumadu, who is an indigene of Awka, thanked the governor and his team for inspecting the road, lamenting that Umuogbu is being threatened by erosion, in spite of all the promises made by successive administrations without fulfilment.
While recalling how a child lost his life due to the terrible condition of the road, Chief Agummadu admitted that 80 percent of erosion in the state is manmade.
The Speaker, Anambra House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Uche Okafor, Commissioner for Works, Ifeanyi Okoma, Commissioner for Special Duties, Sly Ezeokenwa, Chinedu Nwoye, Protocol Officer, Mike Ozoemena, MD ASWAMA, Ossy Onuko, MD ACTDA, TC Chairman Awka South, Mr. ThankGod Aniagoh, APGA candidate for Anambra House of Assembly, Awka 1 Constituency, Samuel Igwebuike, among others joined the governor on the inspection tour.