ByÂ Anayo Okoli
Umuahiaâ€”ABIA state chairman of the ruling Progressive Peoples (PPA), Ezeogo Emeka Onuoha, says the government has not solved the erosion problem that has been threateningÂ Aba, the commercial capital of the state because of the governmentâ€™s concern for the economic losses the people will suffer if the over 2000 houses blocking the drainages are demolished.
According to Onuoha, if the government goes ahead to re-channel the drainages in Aba, at least 2000 houses will be demolished, which will affect thousands of families.
He said that Governor Theodore Orji had considered the plights of those to be affected and the emotional effect it would have on them, hence he resolved to take time and work outÂ a new direction for Aba drainage system.
â€œTo control erosion in Aba is not a big deal but the government is pained that many houses, at least 2000 houses will be demolished to get the drainages working properly.
A lot of houses were built on the drainage system. So we are re-designing the drainage systemâ€, Onuoha said.
On the arrears of salaries owed the workers by some local government councils, notably Aba North and Aba South councils, the party chairman said that the Governor and the party are worried and have urged the councils to pay up the arrears.