v Promises prompt attention
The senatorial candidate of ACCORD Party for Imo EastSenatorial zone, Chief Mike Nwachukwu (Mpi Dike) as part of his continued assessment of roads in Owerri zone, recently visited the Oche Bloc of Owerri West local government area.
Mpi Dike who has consistently expressed his passion for the infrastructural and socio-economic development of Owerri zone and Imo State at large said, “as part of our continued assessment of the state of the road infrastructure in Owerri Zone which will be my focal point if by His Grace, our people find me worthy to represent them in the Senate, my team and today, berthed at Oche Bloc of Owerri West LGA.
“We took detailed note of the state of the dilapidated state of the roads in Nekede, Ihiagwa, Eziobodo, Okolochi, Emeabiam, Umuokpo and through to Nkashi where we went further to the bridge at the Nkashi bridge which is the boundary between Owerri West and Ngor-Okpala LGA.
“Save for the wooden bridge built and maintained by members of the Nkashi community it wouldn’t be possible to crossover to the neighboring Umuekwune community of Ngor – Okpala.
“We saw the massive rubber plantation that is lying waste and stretches from Nkashi to the boundary with Rivers State”!
Chief Nwachukwu, who hails from Egbelu Obube in Owerri North LGA assured that, “if elected Senator, we shall take very active measures to draw the combined attention of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development/Border Communities Development Agency/Federal Ministry of Water Resources (Anambra – Imo River Basin Authority) to play their respective roles in dealing with the issues arising from the construction of the road leading to and fro such a large agricultural entity!
“We shall also deploy my skills as an entrepreneur to attract potential private sector operators in agri-business whilst engaging Development Funding Partners such as IFC and ADB and seek to take full advantage of the CBN Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme (CACS) to secure funding for the development of the vast potential of the rubber plantation with its attendant benefits in direct employment as well as indirect employment occasioned by increased economic activity in the environment”!
He called on Imo people to shun monetary inducement and other percumary considerations and vote for credible, honest and reliable persons who will deliver pointing out that it would be suicidal for any person or group of persons to mortgage their welfare and that of their children for peanut.
“It would be the height of insensitivity and self deceit for the electorate to forget in a hurry the pain, agony, hunger hardship and deprivation unleashed on the people in the past few years. The year 2003 offers opportunity to change the narrative. We can only achieve this by telling our oppressors that their game is up, with our PVCs”.