*as ASA_USA urges Govt immediate intervention
From Chuks Collins, Awka
The poor state of public infrastructure and utility services in the country has given the nation’s citizens overseas serious concern, especially given the prevailing disconcerting social and economic realities in the country.
The President of the Anambra State Association-United states of America (ASA-USA), Prof Allison Anadi who led representatives of the group on tour of some industries in Anambra state said they were appalled by the state of affairs they saw.
He pointed out that ASA-USA was worried over the rising social instability and the high rate of violent crime and kidnap in the country particularly their home state, Anambra. That based on that they now came to see how to help bring things under control and restore sanity and instill progress again.
Addressing journalists at the end of the Phase One of the tours, Prof Anadi said they visited the Chicason Group, and the Kotec Group both of which were located in Nnewi and also the Inland Doors Group, all of which collectively employ more than five thousand direct workers.
Describing them as “employers of Labour” Anadi said it was therefore worthwhile for government and all other groups to encourage and sustain them. He realized that data collected by his group from the Group Managing Director of Chicason Group, Chief Linus Ilozue, the CEO of Inland Doors, HRH Igwe Ezenwa Ajamma and the General Manger of Kotec’s Tummy-Tummy Foods Industries Ltd, Chijioke Anumoka showed similar drawbacks of poor electricity, water, roads and security.
He appealed to the state and Federal Government to look into their plight as a matter of urgent national importance if the level of crime would be brought down drastically.
The 55years-old Igwe Ajamma who said he has been an employer of labour since he was 18 when he opened his first factory that uptil now produces flush doors, installed an 11kva and 33KVa transformers but that the public power supply remain only a back-up instead of being the main source. That was the same issue with Chicason Group