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By Chizoba Okeke :

The Anambra Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ifeanyi Okoma says next year (2024) will be full time uninterrupted, speedy construction.

Engr. Okoma while speaking during the 2024 budget draft estimate defense, bilateral discussion said that the present administration led by Gov. Chukwuma Soludo had awarded close to 400km of road and have paid about 34 billion (42 percent).

The commissioner spoke on road interventions currently on-going, saying that Onitsha will be revived, maintaining that payments depends on progress of work and that next year, urban regeneration will be focused more.

“Our vision is focused on the mantra, which is building a liveable and prosperous homeland. So far, it’s a work in progress and we are prioritising because of funding.

On the Chinue Achebe Airport, the commissioner said works such as the lights are being fixed and plans are being made to add more air condition as well as fire fighting equipment.

“We are in talks with the aviation authorities because we have the catalog of the things we want to achieve.

“Were Anambra is going, the vision is so clear and we need to start laying the foundation,” Okoma said.

Speaking in an interview with state house officer after the defense, Engr. Okoma maintained that next year will be very active and that there will be a lot of road infrastructure, including a five star hotel in Awka.

“We have itimized and prioritized the works on the Anambra Airport. We are going to perfect the drainages and channelization.”

Office of the secretary to the Anambra State Government, headed by Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, Anambra State Auditor General and Local Government Auditor General also appeared before the committees.

The Chairman House Committee on Finance and Appropration, Mr. Ejike Okechukwu and Mr. Emma Nwafor, House Committee Chairman on Works, urged the ministries who appeared before them to do their best in making sure that Gov. Soludo achieved his ambition in Anambra.

*Chizoba is of the Ministry of Information, Anambra State


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