Obinna Odogwu, Awka
Anambra State government and five companies have signed contracts for the provision of housing units at the newly created Green Valley Estate in Awka, the state capital on Public Private Partnership [PPP] basis.
The Chairman, Board of Anambra State Housing Development Corporation, Emeka Etiaba (SAN), while signing the contracts on behalf of the government, said that the estate was part of Governor Willie Obiano’s vision to provide houses for Ndi Anambra and others.
“We intend to build on over 158 hectares of land and God willing it’d be completed in a few years time. The next thing you will see in this project is moving over to site and we intend also to monitor the contractors as they work so that our expectations would be met”, he said.
Managing Director of the corporation, Mr Willie Okafor, said that the government would not spend its money on the project as it was being done on PPP arrangement.
“The government has provided land free of all encumbrances which came out after a long legal tussle and all of that. It hasn’t been easy but today we can say that we have the land safely in our hands.
“That’s why we are now transferring them to contractors that will come and build and they will do all these things with their funding while we supervise.
“We have proper infrastructure designs, proper estimates; everything is controlled and is done transparently. The next stage is to move to site and start work. At the moment, we have five contracts that we have awarded”, Okafor said.