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By Kelechi N Anyikwa

Anaku (Ayamelum LGA), April 11, 2019 (MOI)  A Community Leader, Mr Sylvester Okafor, has commended Anambra Government for sustaining the N20 million Community-Choose –Your-Project-Initiative, now in the third phase.

Okafor, President-General, Umerum Community, Ayamelum Local Government Area (LGA) made the commendation while speaking with newsmen at the Secretariat, Anaku.

He noted that his community through the present PG and other members of the leadership, in the first phase constructed a multipurpose Hall, a lodge for Corps members and Staff Quarters.

While thanking the governor for re-equipping three Primary Health Centres as well as providing of Motorcycle Ambulance, appealed for more projects, especially in road construction.

The president general, then, drew the attention of the state government to the deplorable condition of the only road linking the community to the cities and called for urgent intervention,

According to him, Umuerum people are predominantly farmers and do not have means of transporting their agricultural produce to cities.

``We cultivate rice, cassava, yam and vegetables like okro in commercial quantities but we hardly convey our harvests to cities where they can be sold to make profit,’’ he added.

He urged the Government to come to the rescue of farmers in the area by refurbishing their roads.

Okafor also appealed for recruitment of more health workers in the community’s Health Centre as well as construction of quarters for nurses in the area could help in saving lives. (MOI)