Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly,.Uche Okafor has publicly declared that no governor since the creation of Anambra State has attracted 270 kilometer of roads within eight months in office, except the incumbent governor, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo.
Okafor, who made the public declaration at Hilton Leisure Hotel,Awka, shortly after an event organised by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Entertainment, maintained that Governor Soludo has started on a very sound footing in line with his vision and mission to enthrone a liveable, loveable and prosperous home land for ndiAnambra.
He also disclosed that the governor has earmarked the sum of N7.5 billion in the 2023 budget for the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Entertainment and that the essence was to build a leisure park and that part of the leisure park will be a film village where youths in the state will showcase their talents.
The Speaker further disclosed that in the same budget, about N2.5 billion has been set aside for the Ministry of Youth Development and Creative Economy for youth innovations and empowerments, adding that funds being approved by the state government for youth development were to enable them discover and develop their talents and natural proclivities for self enterprise.
He explained that Anambra youths were so talented and so industrious; that the governor, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo is a youth-friendly governor and that most of his cabinet members were youths too. He said the plan of the state government was to deploy programmes that will take youths out of the streets, as well as reduce antisocial behaviours amongst them.
Okafor also noted that Anambra State has the infrastructure to drive the entertainment industry especially as the governor has already awarded more than 270 kilometer worth of roads within seven months in office which he said no governor has ever done since the inception of Anambra State.
” If you look at the time Soludo started till now; seven months in office, no governor in Anambra State has attracted 270 kilometer of roads. No governor has done thatexceptSoludo. So that is a very big kudos to him. ”