From Kenneth Udeh, Abuja
Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has intensified his rural development drive within rural areas in his zone with the completion of the 600 meters Lekwesi Umuchieze Amaoji road located in Umunneochi Local Government Area.
The road completed and delivered with drainage has been described by the community as the best dividend of democracy they’ve ever received in their entire history.
Elated residents undertook personal inspections of the newly completed infrastructural facility and expressed joyful over the development.
They said Kalu who is also the Senate Chief Whip has been impactful to their community throughout his tenure at the Senate.
In a similar vein, Kalu has also escalated the construction of the first ever tarred road in Atani-Abam community situated in Arochukwu Local Government Area which has currently attained its Asphalt coating stage.
In an amateur video obtained by The SUN made by Kalu Ayu, a prominent youth leader in Arochukwu LGA, the construction of the 3kilometre road has reached its advanced stage following the construction of drainages, preparation of sub-base and application of laterite.
Speaking behind the footage, Kalu said the road project has thrilled residents of the community, stating that they have resolved to re-elect him back to the Senate in appreciation for his good deeds to the communities.
Kalu said the road was the first ever tarred road in the history of the community.
“This is the 3km road that Orji Kalu is building for the people of Atani Abam . The road starts from Ndi Oji down to Atani Abam. They have completed the drainage 100 per cent and you can see it is strong and solid. They have applied laterite, what is happening now is adding stone base; as you can see work is still going on massively.”
Weeks ago some of construction work commenced on numerous roads located in Umunneochi, Isuikwuato and Arochukwu LGAs as captured in the 2022 Appropriation.
At Isuikwuato it was confirmed that Kalu had completed the construction of four roads and facilitated the construction of additional nine as indicated in the 2022 budget.
Construction of roads facilitated for Umunneochi LGA have also reached advanced stages, among them the Ogwumabiri Obinolu Ngodo Isuochi road; Obinihu – Agbor Fada road, Nnaeato and three roads all in Umunneochi LGA.
Asides the construction of schools, health centres and provision of motorised pipe borne water for communities, Kalu in over three and half years facilitated the construction of over 60 roads spread across rural communities in Abia North.