The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Imo State Governor on Rural Development, Chief Richmond Osuji, has revealed that the “Rebuild Imo Government” of Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, will on Tuesday, 27th August, 2019 flag-off the construction of multiple rural roads under the second phase of implementation of the European union sponsored by Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP-2).
Under the RAMP-2 project, Chief Osuji, a former Chairman of Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area, said, “about 380.71 kilometers of rural roads will be constructed across the three senatorial zones”, as a fulfillment of Governor Ihedioha’s campaign promise of creating access roads to link up the rural areas towards enhancing speedy development in the areas.
Work on the roads according to Chief Osuji, will span over 380.71 Kilometers, and estimated to cost about N13.5 Billion. The affected roads will spread across the 27 local government areas of the state.
A release from the Bureau for Rural Development Government House, Owerri, indicates that the zonal flag-off ceremony will take place in Mbaitoli, Isu and Onuimo LGAs, and will be performed by His Excellency, Governor Emeka Ihedioha.
The SSA further assured that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government in the state remains committed and unwavering to ensuring that life is made easier for rural dwellers in the state through the provision of quality roads and other basic infrastructure. According to him, “government will not relent in its efforts at ensuring that life in the rural areas becomes a thing of envy by the people living in the urban centers such that rural-urban migration can be reduced to the barest minimum”.