Governor Willie Obiano has assured that his administration would dualise major roads in Nnewi, Awka and Onitsha during his second term to ensure a free flow of traffic and enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of the cities.
Speaking during a town hall meeting with key stakeholders and opinion leaders in the state at the Professor Dora Akunyili Women’s Development Centre in Awka, Governor Obiano announced that eight more bridges would be constructed in the three senatorial districts of the state to strengthen its infrastructural backbone.
According to the governor, all these have been factored into the state’s 2018 budget and the implementation will start immediately the budget is passed by the state House of Assembly.
Governor Obiano further revealed that his administration had commenced the installation of 33kva high tension line from Awada, Obosi to Nnewi North and South Local Government Areas, adding that the project would cover 33 communities in Nnewi North and South, as well as some parts of Idemili and Ihiala Local Government Areas.
He noted that major industries in the state were located in the benefitting communities and explained that his government decided to undertake it because of the impact it would have on its industrialisation blue print.
He assured that when completed, the project would help achieve 15 to 16 hours-per-day power supply in the communities, promising that it would be completed within one month.