Do we still have a government in Anambra State? Calling on Governor Willie Obiano, By Abuchi Anueyiagu
Posted by News Express | 26 August 2021 | 11 times
Please do we still have a government in Anambra State? One almost slept on the road on 20/8/2021, at Amansea, a boundary town with Enugu State, due to the total failure of both the Enugu-Onitsha Dual Carriage Way and the old road at Amansea, a distance of not up to 6km from the Government House Awka. If the Federal Government couldn’t rehabilitate or reconstruct these very important axis or spot of the roads for easy flow of motor vehicular traffic, why can’t the Anambra State Government rehabilitate this shorter than 6km stretch of the roads, to save people the harrowing, excruciating and disgusting experience of having to be entrapped in so many hours without ending gridlock in the area? It’s a nightmare making any trip either from Anambra State to Enugu State or vice versa nowadays, using that route. Where’s Governor Willie Obiano? He should rise quickly to this occasion.
And to Works Minister Babatunde Fashola, why can’t the federal government rehabilitation of the roads be completed yet, particularly the dual carriage which the rehabilitation of one-lane began in 2015 and is yet to be completed? The rehabilitation of the axis running from Obunofia Ezeagu through Ugwuoba in Enugu State and Amansea up to Awka in Anambra State has been abandoned for a very long time now, just as the Anambra state government abandoned the Achina-Ogboji Road, a 6km road, construction which the governor flagged off shortly on his assumption of office in his first term.
During the inauguration of the construction work governor Obiano explained that because of the agrarian nature of the area and its economic importance to the state his government was embarking on the road construction for easy evacuation of farm produce from the area, promising to complete the construction in 12 months then after the inauguration. The condition of the roads is a pitiable experience to the two communities, predominantly farmers. Governor Willie Obiano should quickly repair the failed spots of the Enugu-Onitsha routes at Amansea and the complete the construction of the Achina-Ogboji Road, to keep his words and by extension save the people the trouble of having to be going full clockwise wise through four or five other towns before getting to each other, when they share common boundaries and have a university being established in the area by the Roman Catholic Church.
•Sir Abuchi Anueyiagu is an Enugu-based veteran journalist.
Source: News Express
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