Posted by Pamela Ebo, Awka | 20 February 2015 | 5,688 times
Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has flagged off of a 4.1-kilometre Ogbuagu-Mgbuka-Amazu-Onitsha-Owerri dual carriage road, which cuts through the Okpoko community.
Addressing the residents of Okpoko in company of the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Princes Chinwe Nwebili, who also hails from Ogbaru, Obiano said that the state government will pursue a gradual transformation of the area and transform it into a clean, safe community with modern amenities.
The governor said that contract for the road awarded at the cost of N1.6b includes the installation of all components of road infrastructure like drainages, street lights, road markings and signs etc. with a completion period of twelve months.
Obiano said: “Apart from improving your environments, we have set up a special squad of the Operation Kpochapu to rid Okpoko and environs of hoodlums and miscreants. They have an initial mandate of six months for the implementation of the crime control measures in this area.”
The governor further charged the landlords and the residents to report people of questionable character to the law enforcement agencies, assuring that those engaged in legitimate ventures have nothing to fear.
He stressed that the government will sustain the tempo of development across the state and urged Okpoko residents to cooperate with the contractors to do a good job.
Earlier the Commissioner of Works, Sir Callistus Ilozumba, told the people that the APGA led administration has given the Okpoko community a sense of belonging through the contracture of strategic access roads in the area and the Ogbaru local government area to the tune of N41b.
He called on the Okpoko community to reciprocate the government programmes for them with support for APGA in the forth coming general elections.
On his part, the member representing Ogbaru 1 Constituency in Anambra State House of Assembly, Sir Benson Nwawulu thanked the governor for the actualisation of the dream of the community through the award of the very important road which had been neglected by previous administrations.
He assured the governor that the people of Ogbaru will stand by his government and APGA candidates in next months.
It would be recalled that Okpoko area and the entire Ogbaru area was part of the areas greatly ravaged during the flood disaster of two years ago.
•Photo shows Governor Obiano.
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