The Chairman of Nkanu East Council, Hon. Ikechukwu Ubagu, has said that the government of Enugu State would continue to build on its inclusive development model to ensure that the people and communities of the State are actively involved in the planning and execution of government projects.
He gave the assurance during the inauguration of the 17-man Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ward Executive in Nomeh community on Wednesday.
Ubagu, who extolled the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi development model, recalled that the 35 road and development projects, which construction was recently flagged off by the administration, were democratically chosen by the communities and leaders of each of the Councils.
He added: “The government of Enugu State believes that voting is just the beginning of the people’s role in a democracy. The Governor believes that cannot pretend to know the development priorities of the people better than the people themselves, hence the need to ensure that communities and local governments are actively involved in setting development agenda for the government as it affects their areas. This participatory governance model will also ensure that the people hold the government and contractors accountable to ensure that projects are satisfactorily executed”.
Addressing the mammoth crowd of party supporters, the Chairman of the PDP Executive Committee in Nkanu East, Prince Emeka Nwatu, said the PDP would surely bounce back at the national level in 2019, noting that the executive of the party in Enugu was also resolved to emulate the inclusive and participatory governance approach of Governor Ugwuanyi in administering the party.
He appreciated the people of Nomeh for trouping out en masse to demonstrate their support for the Ugwanyi administration, assuring that the administration would impact positively on the community, despite dwindling resources.
Earlier in their addresses, party Stakeholders in Nomeh Ward, including the Special Adviser to the Deputy President of the Senate, Mr. Uche Anichukwu; Member, Enugu State Council on Privatization and Commercialization, Rev. Felix Okoye; and Executive Assistant to the Governor, Mrs. Nkechi Okafor, extoled the Governor’s development efforts in the midst of scarce resources.
While praising the Governor for the ongoing construction of the Inyaba Bridge to link the Nkanu East North and Nkanu East-South as well as flagging off the construction of Ugwawka-Nara-Nkerefi Road and Amechi-Idodo Road, Mr. Anichukwu, who was represented by Hon. Cajetan Anichukwu, said the community had no reason to doubt the governor’s commitment to the development of Nomeh.
“We are not in doubt of the Governor’s soft spot for Nomeh community; he has also shown himself as a performing, humane and people-oriented leader; and we can only pray that he continues on the path of excellence he has charted so far”, Anichukwu added.