ANAMBRA SPENDING OVER 20 BILLION within the Bridge-Head Housing Estate Feege, Onitsha

By Mazi Odera

The Anambra State Government is spending over twenty billion Naira on upgrading infrastructural facilities in Onitsha and environs. Governor Peter Obi disclosed this while flagging off three road projects within the Bridge-Head Housing Estate Feege, Onitsha. The roads are Commercial Avenue, Premier Road and School Road.

The Governor said his administration was determined to restore the glory of the commercial city as the engine that would drive the transformation of the entire State. He explained that government was rebuilding facilities in and around the Housing Estate which he said may need removal of obstructing structures and opening up of the drainage system to ensure free flow of water to protect the area from flood.

Governor Obi urged residents of the area to ensure effective monitoring of the project as the contractor has been adequately mobilized.

The President General of the Housing Estate Community, Chief Ikechukwu Odimegwu commended the Governor's vision and commitment in alleviating the plight of the people.

Meanwhile, the Anambra State Government has banned all social ceremonies at Onitsha South Stadium. Governor Peter Obi announced this during his tour of some local government areas in Anambra North Senotorial Zone. Governor Obi said the Stadium would henceforth be used only for sports activities. He explained that work would soon commence on completing the last stage of the stadium project and installation of necessary facilities and equipment.

In a similar development, Governor Obi said the State Government would soon start rebuilding public institutions destroyed by the last flood disaster. He explained that government was presently taking inventory of all structures affected and has approved funds for the rebuilding of hospitals affected in Mimata, Anambra West.

Governor Obi said the area holds huge potential for the State and country and disclosed that the State government was seeking Federal government approval to undertake Umuezeana-Nzam road project and get reimbursed later. He said tempo of work had increased in all sectors in every community.