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Anambra community spends N3.250 million on fixing Awka capital city roads


By Okechukwu Okechukwu

Amudo village in Awka, the capital of Anambra State, Monday, embarked on rural road rehabilitation which would cost about N3.250 million.

According to the community, the road which cut across Amenyi market through Ifite road to Aroma junction, was first constructed by Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF), and no attempt to rehabilitate it by the state government.

The Chairman of Amudo community, Mr Timothy Motolu, while inspecting the pace of work at the road, explained that amount being expended on the road was high due to cost of materials, payment of workers, transportation and others.

He said the resources expended on the project was purely a voluntary contributions from members in order to fix all the failed portion of their roads, including the potholes and gullies in order to make the road motorable, decongest the traffic and ease the sufferings of commuters, and the residents generally. 

The community leader also implored governor Chukwuma Soludo to construct a hanging bridge from former Anambra State Water Board to link Ifite to Amudo across the Enugu-Onistha expressway to ease the traffic jams at Aroma.

On his part, Mr Uchenna Ozoekwe, an Abuja based businessman, said since he returned to Awka around December and decided to invest in Awka, he saw the need to make all their roads passable for the overall good of business community, workers and other residents of Awka.

Ozoekwe, who lamented that people have suffered untold hardship and wants because of the deplorable road conditions.

"I am a business man and grassroots person, I deemed it fit to facilitate this project for my people because I believe that government cannot do it alone. Our roads are bad. So, we are carrying out this palliative road work because we are government. We can't keep waiting for them when we know we can do something to get the roads work again," he stated.

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