Inaugurates Nine Okpoko Roads, Plus Mmiata Anam-Nzam Road.
The governor of Anambra state, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo flagged off the construction of nine roads in Okpoko and the Mmiate- Anam road which has two bridges. This is in line with his administration’s promise to construct over two hundred and twenty (220) kilometers of roads across the state before the end of 2022.
In the State’s 2022 revised budget, N54bn accounting for 50% of the budget size, was dedicated to the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure for road construction and maintenance in keeping with the present administration’s Urban regeneration agenda.
“Anambra will become a massive construction site after the rainy season”. These were the words of the Governor of the State, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo regarding infrastructural developments in the state, particularly roads.
Performing the flag-off at Okpoko, Governor Soludo said that the visit was his fourth time in Okpoko since the inception of his administration.
“What we have come for today, is the promise we made to you. Let me say this very important thing. When I ran for governorship, there were three local governments I transversed, and the images I saw kept haunting me.”
“These local governments are; Ogbaru, Anambra West and Awka North. I couldn’t believe that there were still places like this in Anambra. I made up my mind that these Council Areas would feel the impact of government. The rainy season is almost over.
Every local government would feel our impact.” Governor Soludo said.
“We must give life to the population in Okpoko because they are also part of Anambra. We are conducting a study on how to provide water in Okpoko. Okpoko will rise. We will move together.” Governor Soludo reassured.
“We are looking for a space for General Hospital. We are also looking for a recreational ground within Okpoko. Life will come here.” He added.
He also affirmed that the road would be very durable; “The roads that we are building, the design is done in such a way that it will be strong as we have made the contractor sign an undertaking that the roads will be durable for at least 20 years.
The Governor urged the Okpoko people to ensure that they keep the surroundings clean always. Stating that this would prevent flooding when the construction is concluded.
Pictures from the Inauguration.