Imo state government has disclosed that 25 Billion Naira would be
spent in the on-going transformation of Orlu into a model city.
The state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha stated this while
inspecting Umuna erosion site and other projects in the area.
Governor Okorocha said that a whopping sum of 5 Billion Naira has already been spent on the projects, pointing out that the site was
abandoned over years even upon several efforts to attract federal
government attention to the erosion menace.
He expressed satisfaction with the quality of job and the level of
speed at which the construction is done especially, the drainage and
dualization of the road that links Orlu city to the international
market in the area.
He reassured that his administration would continue to focus more on
capital projects than re-current as well as shining wastages and
unprofitable spending, pointing out that the job is single-handedly
funded by state government.
The managing Director J.P. Contracting, Mr. Garry Pisius said his
company is on their toes to ensure the completion of the project
before next rainy season.
In a similar development at Imo State University Teaching Hospital
(IMSUTH) Orlu, Governor Okorocha expressed dissatisfaction that
despite the huge amount the state has spent on the second phase of the
project it is yet to be completed.
He asserted that the Rescue Mission administration is interested in
the continuity of every good and well-thought-out project that would
boost the economy of the state, such as Orlu Teaching Hospital which
he noted was started by former state Governor Chief Achike Udenwa and
later abandoned by Ohakim-led administration.
He therefore called on the contractors to expedite action to ensure
completion of the 2nd phase of the hospital projects on or before
February 2013 as he reassured that the state government will continue
to play its part to actualize the projects which he described as one
capable of turning lives around in the area.
In his response, the acting Chief Medical Director (CMD) of IMSUTH,
Dr. Nzewuibe Chijioke who explained that the MRI machines and other
specialist clinic scan equipment have been installed and thanked the
governor for his commitment to make the hospital one of the best in