The Anambra State Commissioner for Information, Culture, and Tourism, Chief Barrister Joe Martins Uzodike has said that all the Anambra roads under construction would be completed before 2014.
Uzodike stated this during a chat with African Pilot’s correspondent in Awka. The Commissioner who restated the State Government’s commitment to developing roads in Anambra State said all the Anambra roads which contracts have been awarded and are undergoing reconstruction in the state would be completed before March 2014 when Governor Peter Obi is expected to leave office, stressing that the roads in Anambra are economically important to the citizenry and the state government which awarded the contract for their construction.
He chided critics who wanted the government’s efforts diverted from Anambra roads, saying that such critics should note that Governor Obi is committed to all-round development of the State and has made positive impute and developmental efforts in other sectors of the State’s economy namely; education, health, agriculture among others as he has committed to Anambra roads.
Uzodike who explained that the Information, Culture and Tourism Ministry has been revitalized since he assumed office as commissioner, and made laudable achievements and revived as well as revitalized the culture and tourism industry in the Anambra State said that the Information, Culture and tourism Ministry under him has brought the laudable achievements of Governor Peter Obi to limelight adding that Governor Obi does not want to start any project and leave it unfinished.
“We don’t want to start roads in Anambra and leave them as elephant castles. We want to get them built and finished before the life span of this administration runs out. The governor has already said that the roads in Anambra being flagged off would be completed before he leaves office in March 2014. We have the resources, we have the money. The money for these roads in Anambra has already been earmarked and eye-marked. We have done our bit and the contractors have to do their bit and that means to complete the roads in Anambra as the contract stipulates”. Uzodike said.
Article by Uzodike Oleka, Friday Oleka.