Onitsha South Local Government
01. ANAMBRA STATE GOVERNMENT EMBARKS ON MASSIVE CLEAN UP
By Oyinyechi Edokwe
In its efforts to maintain a clean and healthy Anambra, the Anambra state government has commenced massive clearing of drainages,water ways and refuge dumps in the state .
Speaking during an inspection tour to the sites of major refuge dumps and water ways in the state, the Secretary to the state government (SSG) Prof Solo Chukwulobelu frowned at the continuous indiscriminate dumping of waste by the citizens across the state especially in the drainages thereby blocking the water ways.
The SSG while stressing that the state government is working hard to ensure that Anambra is clean and free from flood , called on ndi Anambra to always make use of the waste bins placed at strategic places in the state in other to keep the state clean .
02. DILAPIDATED ROAD IN ANAMBRA STATE GET FACE LIFT
By Iloanya Amaka
Reconstruction of dilapidated roads in the state takes a new time as Governor Willie Obiano enters the Abatete- Abacha- Orankwu road.
The willingly working governor Willie Obianorecently visited the reconstruction site of the Abatete- Abacha – Orankwu to see how far work is going on there.
The Governor, ably represented by the secretary to the state government(SSG)- Mr Solo Chukwudobechi was pleased with the level of work so far done.
Speaking, his Excellency expressed his happiness on the speed on which work is going on. He recalled that the road is termed forgotten by the citizenry until the governor’s intervention.
He explains that the road when completed will not only make for easy movement of people and goods, but will also enhance social economical activities among communities concerned and other around them.
The Governor encouraged the contractor handling the project to put in extra effort to beat the raining season.
Highlight of the occasion was the inspection tour of the road project.
03. HON. ANIUNOH PRESENTS CHEQUES TO STUDENTS
04.MARKET AUTHORITY HAS BEEN ADVICE TO EMBRACE PEACE
BY EMEKA ATAKA
The Management of Onitsha main market has been urge to maintain peace and orderliness, at all time.
This advise was given by senior special assistance to the Governor on Industrial Commerce and Market, Dr. Mrs. Rosemary Anazodo during a meeting with member’s of board of trustee and stake holder Onitsha Main Market and line Chairmen of patent proprietor and medicine dealers Association in Awka.
Addressing members of the association, Mrs. Anazodo said that the meeting was necessitated by the lingering crisis in market and urged them to allow peace to return in the market, because peace creates the needed conducive environment for business to thrive.
Mrs. Anazoda stated that the peace meeting has held for three consecutive time, she regretted that the incumbent Chairman of the market Mr. Uche Eze has refused to honour the meeting, but she made it clear that government cannot allow any individual to truncate the existing peace in the state.
The special assistant to the Governor on market affair, Mr. Sunday Nwosa advised members of the market to embrace peace in order to move the market forward, as governor Willie Obiano a man of peace has their interest at heart.
In their separate remarks two members of the market Sir. Donatus Igwedika and Mr. Nobelt Okli pledged their total support and that of the market to governor Willie Obiano and promised that they will do everything possible to restore peace in the market.
05.MR OSITA IFEDIMMA APPLAUDS OBIANO
06.EKEMERIE CALLS ON ELIGIBLE VOTERS TO TAKE THE ONGOING VOTERS REGISTRATION SERIOUS
BY JOHNBOSCO GEORGE.
A political analyst chief Godwin Ekemerie has called on eligible voters in the state to take the ongoing voters registration exercise seriously.
Speaking to newsmen in Onitsha , chief Ekemerie urged the people to go to their respective local government areas to register and obtain their permanent voters cards to enable them exercise their franchise in the fourth coming governorship election in the state.
He frowned at the attitude of some people who sit down at home without participating during elections only to cry rigging and manipulation after such elections and called for attitudinal change.
Chief Ekemerie charged the people to emulate the Hausas and Yoruba who he said always turn out enmesh both young and old during election to cast their votes for candidates of their choice.
The political analysts commended governor Obiano for giving governance in the state a human face and urged the citizenry to support his grass root oriented administration for peace, unity and progress of the state.
07.RESIDENTS OF ONITSHA CALL ON GOVERNMENT TO CHECK ILLEGAL REVENUE COLLECTORS
BY JOHNBOSCO GEORGE
Residents and business operators in Onitsha have appealed to the Anambra state government to check the
Activities of fake revenue collectors in pants of the commercialcity.
Some of the people who spoke to newsmen in Onitsha wondered why the illegal revenue collectors still operating in the area contrary to government’s directives.
A petty trader at Mbanato streets near Ochanja markey in Onitsha south Mrs . Thersa Odili narrated
How the touts on daily basis collect the sum of one hundred naria without receipt from each of them while claimming to be agents of the state government. Another petty trader in the area Mrs. Christiana 0bidike said that the touts who operate in groups and are ready to deal ruthlessly with anybody who refuses to pay them the money on demand also collect additional two hundred naira
From each of them as special levy for the state government,
In their separate speeches other petty traders who equally spoke on the issue Mrs. Patricia Okeke , Mrs Ogechukwu Nwawkwo and Mrs. Angela Obidigwe wondered whether these touts were above the law and urged the state government to take drastic action against them to save the traders from untold hard ship .
The trader pledged their unalloyed support to Governor Willie Obiano who they discussed as a purposeful and straight forward leader
08.FRACAS AT OCHAJA MARKET
There was fracas yesterday at Zik Avenue by Mbanefo street section of the Ochanja market in Onitsha South L.G.A as market women and illegal revenue collectors clashed over extortion.
Trouble started when the touts arrived the area and collecting the sum of two hundred naira from each of the market women which they strongly resisted.
Angered by the refusal of the market women to oblige to their demands, the touts immediately started confiscating the goods of the women which led to the free for all fight.
The quick intervention of some elders and passersby however prevented what would have been an ugly situation.
The touts later took to their heels before the elders and passersby could ascertain the cause of the fracas, leaving the goods they already confiscated behind.
Some of the elders who spoke to news men later urged the state government to check the activities of these undesirable elements in the area before they cause more harm to the image of the state.
The elders wondered why the touts should still be operating the area in spite of the state government’s directives, banning their activities.
Some of the market women who equally spoke on the issue appealed to the state government to save them from constant extortion, harassment and intimidation by the touts.
By JohnBosco George