ANAMBRA State Government has commenced construction of teachers’ quarters to mitigate accomodation challenges which has been a major problem behind poor performance of pupils and students in hard-to-reach areas of the state.
This is in addition to the state government’s policy on education in hard-to-reach areas which include increased salaries for teachers, allowances for science teachers and training.
Speaking on the scheme, the Commissioner for Housing, Michael M. Okonkwo noted that the policy of government in education is being advanced by the on-going projects in Nzam, Ossomala, Aguleri Otu and Anaku.
Okonkwo maintained that although all the contractors have moved to site, he was particularly happy at the level of work done on the Aguleri Otu project by the company handling it, MASCHUCHUN International Ltd.
“We’ve acquired land for all the sites. All due processes have been followed. I can say that all contractors have technically moved to site and that very significant work is on-going at the Aguleri Otu project site”, the commissioner said.
When contacted, the Chairman of MASCHUCHUN International Ltd, Chief Okpala Anthony informed that he moved to site ahead of other contractors because of his love for the villagers and the government of Anambra State.
Mr. Okpala promised to deliver a quality project and according to schedule, pointing out that they have virtually everything at the site to commence and complete the building.
On his part, the traditional ruler of Aguleri Otu, Igwe Emmanuel Ezechukwu Obiora thanked the governor, Chief Willie Obiano for the people-oriented projects being executed in his community and appealed to the contractor to deliver a good job.
He advised that as regards the terrain, high foundation was panacea for achieving long-lasting structures in the area. He stressed that floods are yearly occurrences in the area and structures with low foundation level are worst hit.
President General of Aguleri Otu, Mr. Benjamin Ogbuefi Onyenwife and Julius Chukwuemeka, Deputy Director General of PMMO and an indigene of the town, both confirmed their trust that the contractor will do a quality job. They thanked Governor Obiano for doing what previous governments could not do.