By Clifford Ndujihe & Vincent Ujumadu
AWKA—TO boost economic activities, the Anambra State Government has resolved to tar 40 roads totalling 112 kilometres before the commencent of the rainy season. It also said it would reconstruct 90 roads across the state, 30 in each of the three senatorial districts.
These were some of the decisions taken at its State Executive Council, SEC meeting on Monday, according to a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ogbuefi Tony Nnachetta.
Among other things, the council approved the immediate recruitment of 100 teachers for technical schools, 500 for secondary and 500 for primary schools, adding that consideration would be made for retired, but not tired teachers who will also serve as mentors.
It said that the state had received accreditation of the National Board of Technical Education for across its 11 Technical Colleges for 11 trade courses making total of 28 trade courses,16 of which are for full accreditation.
To improve grassroots health delivery, the SEC said staffing and equipment of public health centres are on and they include recruitment of about 300 junior staff and deployment of a unique tricycle ambulance to ensure that each PHC delivered additional capacity linked to the Anambra Health Insurance Scheme.
On community infrstructure, it said the N20 million community Choose Your Project initiative is ongoing and about 100 of 179 Communities have completed their second tranche. Also 61 markets in the state have executed the N10 million market Development Initiative put in place by the administration.
On herdsmen and farmers relations, the expressed happiness over the maturity and understanding of ‘’our community leaders hosting cattle and herdsmen in 76 locations in Anambra State. Both hosts and herdsmen are cooperating through the machinery of the Governor’s Special Assistant and other committees.’’