Obiano flags off Achina – Onneh -- Agbudu – Ogboji road
In continuation of his efforts to open more access to the agricultural belt of the state, Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano has flagged off the N790 million Achina - Onneh - Agbudu - Ogboji road saying the project would help stoke the fire of the on-going agricultural revolution in the state.
Flagging of the 7.5 kilometre road project awarded to Estrada Construction Company, the governor said this would expand the scope of agricultural activities and increase food production and job creation.
According to him, the road was very important as it cut across major agricultural areas and would enhance easy evacuation of agricultural produce and strengthen socio-economic activities in the area.
He further urged the farmers to register under cooperative societies to benefit from various state government empowerment programmes including free high yielding seedlings and tractor services and urged the communities to provide land for government agricultural programme.
In his own comment, the Commissioner for Works, Hon. Calistus Ilozumba said the road would provide a short cut to Orumba North and South and had been designed to withstand the greatest stress.
Also speaking, the Director of Estrada the firm handling the project, Mr. Cha Mi assured that the firm would deliver a quality work that would meet the expectation of the government and the people of the state.
Mr. Mi who expressed satisfaction with the working relationship existing with the state government and Estrada further assured that they would strive to complete the project ahead of time.
The Chairman of Aguata Local Government Council, Mr. Chukwuma Umeoji said they would partner with the state government to actualize its vision on agriculture as to achieve food security and solve unemployment problem.
Earlier, the President-General of Achina Town Union, Mr. John Ezechukwu said the area has benefitted a lot from the state government and commended the governor for his giant strides towards up lighting the state.