EROSION THREATENS UMUAWULU, NIBO COMMUNITIES
By John Ndu
Umuawulu (Awka South LGA) Aug. 10, 2018 (MOI) Nibo and Umuawulu communities, Awka South Local Government Area (LGA), Anambra have launched an appeal to Anambra Government to urgently intervene in a gully erosion threatening to divide the communities.
The erosion site at Agbani Village, Umuawulu has eaten deep into the major road connecting other agrarian communities within the area.
Reacting to the menace, Deputy Speaker, Anambra State House of Assembly, Mr Harford Oseke decried the dangers in communities being cut off as result of erosion.
Oseke observed that the bridge currently serving as boundary between Umuawulu and Nibo Communities might soon collapse as a result of the erosion.
He said the last torrential rains contributed to the menace, as the bridge was flooded, impeding vehicular movements.
``I personally sponsored the construction of the bridge in 2013 to reduce pains of the people before the construction of the road,’’ Oseke said.
``It is the only access road to Umunze, Amaokpala and other agrarian communities. We are known for agriculture, with the best `joints for bush meat’.
He adds: ``once the road is cut off, it will distort the socio economic activities in the area. It is only the road that farmers use to evacuate their agricultural produce.
``I call on the federal and state government to urgently intervene and save our soul from this menace.’’
A resident of the
community, Mr Chijioke Mmadueke and a commuter, Mr Onwe Emeka described the
gully as ugly sight, capable of sinking the road and cutting off communities.