By Akoma Chinwoke
THE Anambra State governor, PeterÂ Â Â Obi, has said massive investmentÂ Â and effective development plan were critical to growth of the state stressing that there was no development master plan in place when he assumed office which was why,Â he had to take time to plan the direction the state would move to ensure its rapid economic development.
Obi who disclosed this in Lagos at a Town Hall Meeting with Association of Anambra State Development Unions pointed out that his vision was to transform the state into at virile, safe and modern economy that guarantees the most conducive environment for habitation and self actualization by the year 2030.
He emphasized that now that the state has a master plan, all that is required was for the people to be united and committed to the development and rebuilding process of the state by investing massively in the state. Earlier the president of Auto Spare parts and Machinery Dealers Association (ASPAMDA), Chief Sunday Ohanazoeze described as promising, the development of the state under Governor Peter Obi.
Chief Ohanazoeze, who was the chairman of the occasionÂ in his opening remarks said : â€œIt is an incontestable fact that no Local Government in Anambra state today can deny the efficacy of the Anambra state Integrated Development Strategy (ANIDS), which impact is being felt in every sector of the stateâ€™s economy and the various councils at large.â€
The chairman also commended the governor for his insistence on prudence and the investment of the stateâ€™s money on the people and not sharing it among the elite. In his words:
â€œI am convinced,Â from the projects on ground in the state, that AnambraÂ under Mr. Peter Obi is not only making progress, but is on the right track.â€ In his speech, president of the Association of Anambra State Development Unions (AASDU), Lagos , Chief Emmanuel Anyadike, explained that the Town Hall meeting was to afford the people of the state resident in Lagos the opportunity to hear about the state of the state from the governor himself.