The Anambra state government completed the construction of 80 roads across the three senatorial districts in the past five years.
Mr Marcel Ifejiofor, Commissioner for Works disclosed this in to newsmen on Tuesday in Awka. Commissioner who reviewed road construction since five years of Gov. Willie Obiano’s administration said the 80 roads were part of the 200 active road sites across the three senatorial districts.
”Anambra currently have more than 200 active road construction sites and as we are completing and commissioning some, we are doing more.
”’At Central Senatorial District; we are working on Orumba/Achala Road, Adazi Ani road, NTA-Nawgu-Ukwulu Road, and Nimo/Abagana road.
”For the South; Oluoghoha road in Ihiala, Umuabuchi road in Uli, Orsumuohu road, Jerome Udorji road Ozubulu, Ezira/Umuomaku, Achina road, St. Peter University/Onneh, and Isuofia road etc.
”In the North; we are doing Ogbaru, Ogwuanaocha/Ihiala road with connecting bridge, Ogwuikpere road, Mmiata/Nzam, Aguleri Uno/Aguleri Otu with 280 metre long bridge and rehabilitation of Aguleri Junction/Anakwu road”, among others.
Ifejiofor explained that 280 metres Bridge on Aguleri Uno/Aguleri Otu when completed will be the longest in Anambra.
The Commissioner said that the state had sunk in enormous amount of its resources on road construction.
”Due to the waterlog nature of some communities in Ogbaru, Anambra East and West we spent more than N25 billion in the construction of a road like Aguleri Uno/Aguleri Otu, he said.
”In spite the challenges in the provision of quality roads Gov. Willie Obiano’s administration will complete all the roads in the four Urban towns of Awka, Nnewi, Onitsha and Ekwulobia before the end of his eight years tenure”, he said.
Ifejiofor said Anambra presently has the best network of roads in the South-East zone, and hope to sustain the lead through opening of more roads. ###$##