AWKA—THE tempo of road construction in Anambra State has increased following the recent directive by the state governor, Mr. Peter Obi, that contractors return to sites.
The governor’s directive came against the backdrop of coming of the dry season, which facilitates road constructions.
A visit to some of the project sites in the state showed that the contractors had moved their equipment to sites, while activities have resumed in earnest.
State Commissioner for Works, Mr. Callistus Ilozumba, said, while touring the project sites, that the state would witness massive road construction this year, adding that the construction would cut across the state’s three senatorial zones.
Among projects expected to be completed are the Abagana-Nkpor old road, the 17 kilometre Umueze-Mmiata Anam road, the Odor bridge road, Works Road, Awka and the Nimo-Abacha-Eziowelle raod .
Mr. Ethel Uyanna, Managing Director, Ekite Publishing company, based in Onitsha, commended the governor for keeping faith with the people on the road projects.
He said: “Let me thank the governor for continuing to pay attention to our roads. For me, road is the number one infrastructure we need in the state. With good roads, you can operate from any part of the state.
Mrs. Chiamaka Nwedo, a trader at the Eke-Awka Market, Awka, expressed happiness on the development, but urged the government to impose sanctions on those who block drainage with refuse and damage the roads through over-flooding.