Government House, Owerri
The Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has restated his resolve to bequeath the State a most befitting capital city as over 60% of government’s capital projects are sited within the Owerri capital territory.
Owelle Okorocha stated this while inspecting the ongoing construction of drainage within the Works Layout and Amakohia areas of Owerri.
The Governor, who recalled that erosion had remained a major challenge in the areas, pointed out that a number of houses a threatened as a result of several years of neglect and lack of attention by previous administrations to the erosion challenge.
He said that the Rescue Mission government embarked construction of drainage within the Works Layout, through Imo State University to Amakohia which will be channeled to the Nworie River.
The Governor express believe that such measure would bring a permanent solution to erosion problem in the area and urged the contractor to hasten up the job in order to ensure its completion before December, 2014.
Owelle Okorocha also maintained that his administration has made remarkable achievements in the infrastructural development of the Owerri Capital City in order to position the State as a tourist heaven.
He further disclosed plans for the creation of a new city road network to help improve the traffic situation within the city.
Governor Okorocha recounted some of the capital projects located within the Owerri Capital City to include, Owerri City School, the Imo International Conference Centre, Odenigbo Guest House, Akachi Road, Akachi Towers, Centenary Towers, Freedom Square, Heroes Square, the reconstruction of city roads, and the inland bridges linking old and new Owerri, the Ochiedike Diagnostic Centre among others.
Unadike Williams C.
For: SSA Media
Government House Owerri
4th August, 2014