AWKAâ€”The Labour Party gubernatorial candidate in the February 6 2010 election in Anambra State, Dr. Andy Uba, has promised the Anambra people a comprehensive transport programme that will ensure rapid economic growth for the state if he is elected into office.
According to a statement by his campaign office, Dr. Uba said,Â â€œour thrust will be to focus on infrastructural development that will form the framework for an integrated and multi-model transport system, consisting of enviable inland waterways (with Onitsha River Port as a hub), viable urban and rural road networks (around the Onitsha-Nnewi-Ekwalobia-Awka axis), bulk handling and other shipping services, world class cargo airport (at Oba), and the connection of Anambra State to the national rail network.â€
On road projects, Dr. Uba promised to proactively and progressively develop the stateâ€™s road network.
Specifically, the Labour Party gubernatorial candidate promised to construct durable asphalt roads to link all the local government headquarters to major communities.
To boast the stateâ€™s commercial and industrial growth, Dr. Uba noted that his administration will develop a functional river port at Onitsha.