THE lawmaker, representing Ogbaru 1 State Constiuency in Anambra House of Assembly, Noble Chukwunonso Igwe, has said that Gov. Chukwuma Soludo will transform the Okpoko slums of Ogbaru local council.
Igwe told our correspondent that though Soludo’s predecessors did their best for the area there were a lot of sabotage from their aides. He cited terror and the mayhem revenue scavengers unleashed on people from Bridge Head to Upper Iweka in Onitsha, adding that the saboteurs feasted on the people to impoverish the state.
The lawmaker who doubles as the House of Assembly Committee Chairman on Youths, Sports and Creative Economy, however, noted that it is incumbent on the new governor to block all revenue leakages in the state and ensure that all revenues go into government coffers.
Igwe also noted that Onitsha, the commercial nerve centre of the Southeast is a festival of indiscriminate refuse dumps, thereby asking the new governor to look into it and ensure a holistic approach to proper waste management in the area.
He also mentioned Lilu, Orsumoghu, Nnewi-south, Ekwulobia and Awka-North as areas where security should be beefed up in order to protect lives and property of people in the aforementioned areas.
The lawmaker said road infrastructure requires more practical attention as he observed that roads are deplorable, stressing that Prof. Soludo should reconstruct and maintain the roads in Anambra State. He said Ede Road, Obodoukwu Road and other link roads in Okpoko are terribly bad; urging the new governor to construct roads in the community to give the people a new lease of life.
Igwe said another very important issue in the community is the proper channeling of flood waters. He said the new governor should redirect flood entering Okpoko from Upper Iweka and Awada.
According to him, “If you come to Okpoko in any rainy day, you find out that flood from Upper Iweka and Awada empties into Okpoko because we are at the low profile area. All the refuse enter into Okpoko community through the flood from Upper Iweka and Awada.
“So we want the new governor to rechannel it. The flood from Awada should be rechanneled to the Idemili River. The flood from Upper Iweka should be rechanneled to the River Niger so that Okpoko people will now be free from such harzards.”