… as Information Commissioner announces commencement of Community Choose-Your-Project initiative
By Joseph Albert (Umunna TV)
In keeping with Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s promise to provide good access roads in Anambra State, the State Executive Council (SEC) has approved the immediate rehabilitation and reconstruction of four roads in Onitsha.
The state Commissioner for Information, Sir Paul Nwosu, who stated this in a post ANSEC media briefing, said the roads include Akpaka road, Akpaka to Nsugbe road, Federal Housing Estate link road and the spur to 3-3.
The four roads, which are 7.79 kilometers in length, will be handled by TEC Engineering Company Nigeria Limited at the cost of N2.53 billion, and will be completed within 8 months, according to the Information Commissioner.
He said upon completion, the roads will address the nightmarish traffic jams that commuters experience in that part of the city.
Sir Nwosu also stated that the government is deeply concerned over the increasing cases of youths’ invasion of lands with lawful titles belonging to people, leading to extortion of huge amounts of money from the owners and in some cases reselling of the properties in question.
While insisting that the manner of extortion and intimidation will no longer be condoned by the government, the Commissioner charged community youth leaders to call their members to order, saying they would be made to answer for the offences by such errant youths in their communities.
He further noted that vandalization of electricity power cables have also become rampant lately, and called on community leaders to guard and protect the power cables that pass through their domain from vandals.
The Commissioner warned that communities where cables are removed or willfully damaged will be surcharged from their own share of the N25 million Community Choose-Your-Project, which he said the government will commence soon.
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