We are leaving no stone unturned – Ezinihitte IMC Chairman
…Council builds new health centres, trains 200 Youths in ICT, sets road target
By Obiaku Lancelot Ifeanyi
Chairman of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of Ezinihitte Mbaise local government area of Imo State, Chief. (Mrs) Getrude Iroemeh, has stated that the committee was leaving no stone unturned in delivering quality governance to the people of the LGA.
This is even as she revealed that her administration had rehabilitated some health centres, while a new one under construction at Eziudo Community in the LGA will be commissioned in December, 2019.
Iroemeh, who spoke to correspondents from the Imo PDP New Media Directorate in her office at the council’s headquarters in Itu, recently, also said that the committee had partnered the state’s ministry of Technology Development to train over 200 school leavers in ICT.
She admitted that her administration had rehabilitated Umuopko – Amumara and Okpofe – Eziudo roads.
The Chairman said the roads were impassable for several years.
She assured that more roads will be rehabilitated by her interim administration ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
“We have partnered affected communities to rehabilitate Obokwu and Ubaukwu health centres. We are building a new health centre at Egberemmiri Eziudo community. We expect that it will be commissioned in December, this year.
“The road from Umuokpo to Amumara had been out of use for over 30 years. We made it motorable. We did same on the road from Okpofe to Eziudo”, she admitted.
Iroemeh, who stated that her administration inherited a bushy and deserted LGA headquarters with decayed infrastructure, noted that various sectors and departments had been revived and made efficient.
“We met the headquarters bushy and deserted. Assets of the local government were looted. We started with cleaning the bushy environment. We recruited 5 youths each from the 12 wards of our LGA for that assignment.
“Since then, we have achieved a lot. We rehabilitated a guest house at the council’s headquarters. We equipped the works department, bought equipment and implements for the agric department in order to revive abandoned and moribund poultry and fishery farms here at the headquarters.”
The Chairman further announced that the committee holds monthly stakeholders meeting, involving heads of security agencies, community leaders, town unions, et al, to chart the security and development of the area.
She revealed that her administration had collaborated with St. Joseph Eye Clinic Mgbirichi to offer free eye treatments to indigenes of the LGA and sponsored immunizations.
She averred that these were part of her administration’s efforts to improve the health conditions of residents of the LGA.
She said the IMC was sponsoring male and female categories of inter-school football competitions, for both public and private secondary schools in the area.
The IMC boss pointed out that similar competition was going on simultaneously for communities in the LGA.