Ihedioha okays six road projects
Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri
The Governor of Imo State , Emeka Ihedioha , has approved the reconstruction , dualisation and rehabilitation of six more major roads in Owerri , the state capital .
Our correspondent gathered that the approval of the roads was in pursuit to the state government ’s commitment towards hitch – free Christmas and New Year celebrations .
The Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Public Enlightenments , Eze Ugochukwu , who spoke to our correspondent on Thursday , said the governor was committed to rebuilding the “failed ” road network which he inherited from the administration of Rochas Okorocha.
He said , “ The governor has approved the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Warehouse Junction -Umezurike Hospital – Emmanuel College Roundabout with Edede and Royce Road Junction and Emmanuel College layout – 7 .54 km ; reconstruction and rehabilitation of the West End -Old Nekede Road -Zoo – Ihiagwa – 7 .54 km .
“Also approved are reconstruction and rehabilitation of Onitsha – Orlu Road , Egbeda Bypass – 2 .8 km ; reconstruction and dualisation – 1 .25 km ( 2.5 km ) – of end of the Airport Road , Owerri , both ends totalling 5 km ; reconstruction and rehabilitation of Ulakwo -Umuaro Nguru Umuneke – 9 .4 km ; reconstruction and rehabilitation of Orlu / Ohii Junction -Orogwe – 4 .2 km .”
He said the governor had mandated the state commissioner for works , Ben Ekwueme , to ensure that the roads were delivered in record time.