We’ll complete Onneh-Achina-Agbudu-Ogboji Road -- Government
By Ikenna Aniagboso :
Awka, July 7, 2020 (MOI) The Anambra State Government says it will complete the 4.311km St. Peter's University‘s Achina-Onneh Road.
Doubts over completion of the road were created following social media speculation.
Addressing the maiden Edition of ``Meet the Media,’’ an interactive platform created by the Governor's Media Team, the Commissioner for Works, Mr Marcel Ifejiofor offered rare insights into the achievements of the Gov. Willie Obiano administration.
The commissioner, Ifejiofor re-assured that the road would soon be completed.
``The Onneh-Achina-Ogboji road has been fully awarded. The contractor has been mobilised to site,’’ said Ifejiofor.
``I want to re-assure the communities affected by this road, that the contractor will return to site and the road will be completed before long."
He expressed the Government's desire to improve the road network in Anambra State.
According to him the Obiano administration has taken roads to communities that never had tarred roads since its existence.
He conceded that there were areas in need of urgent attention, like roads in Obodoukwu, Okpoko, internal roads in Onitsha, Awka and other areas.
He noted that some of these roads were redesigned and awarded. ``We will clear necessary water channels and drains and commence construction soon.
``I will visit Obodoukwu anytime soon to reassure the residents that work will commence on the road,’’ he said.
Addressing the issue of road construction in hard-to-reach areas, Ifejiofor said that the administration had constructed roads in communities described previously as no-go areas because of their terrain.
``Nzam used to be the only Local Government Area (LGA) headquarters in Nigeria without a tarred road, but this administration is constructing a 14km road into the community.
``We have completed a bridge and currently sand-filling a stretch of about 2.4km into the community.
``The 42 kilometer Aguleri-Uno/Aguleri-Otu road, traversing Eziagulu Otu, Enugwu-Otu and Nkpunando are also instances where communities are getting tarred roads for the first time.
``The economic value of the Aguleri Uno/Aguleri Otu road is that it leads into the state's oil fields.
``This administration had also constructed a 280 metre bridge over the Omambala River to provide access to the state's oil fields. 21 kilometers of road out of 42 kilometers designed for the area has been completed,’’ Ifejiofor explained.
The commissioner emphasized that Gov. Obiano was passionate about delivering good roads to Ndi Anambra, pointing out that his administration had done a lot in road construction and intervened in many erosion sites, reclaiming lands for the people.
``The government has worked on about 202 roads so far, spread across the three senatorial zones of the state. Many have been completed while others are still ongoing.’’ (MOI)