Saturday, 2 January 2016

Governor Obiano Charges on Transparence, Accountability

A concerned citizen and Traditional Prime Minister of Amawbia in Awka South Local Government Area, Anambra State, Arch Nnaemeka Maduka (Osojeze 11 Amawbia) has faulted the state Governor, Chief Willie Obiano over construction of three flyovers at Awka, the state capital, even as he described the project as routine walls.

Maduka, who spoke in a recent interview with the publisher of, Comrade Okechukwu Onuegbu lamented that the three flyover project was ill conceived, because according to him, it was not needed at this time.

His words: “Governor is doing well on infrastructure but there is some misplaced priority on some of his project. Like this flyover, I still say that there are things more important than flyover. And if they must construct flyover as they called this routine wall, they should do proper flyover not ordinary sand.

“We are demanding for transparence in governance. We want to hear more of the resources expanded on the project. He should let us know if they amount to 40 million naira or so. It will help the concerned citizens to find out if indeed the routine walls worth the expenses or not considering the types of flyovers constructed at Lagos, Abuja, Uyo, etc. If at the end we discover that the flyovers are more expensive than those I mentioned you will discover that there is something wrong. That is the issue of transparency on infrastructural provision.

“Flyover is important. But let us understand the traffic interchange. What is the traffic capacity; the actual problem we are having that warrant flyover as priority because when you are constructing flyovers it means there is traffic interchange. However, we don’t have such kind of problem in Awka here. Therefore, what is the rationale behind this so-called flyover in quote because they are not flyover but routine walls? Things are not done for doing sake”.

Arch Maduka further charged the state government to invest more on education and human capacity development to bequeath the youth with qualitative skills need to distinguish themselves on both medium and small scale businesses.

He however, praised the incumbent administration on its giant strides on security and education sectors, even as he urged him to map out strategies towards completion of three alms zone, airport, to improve on primary health care, resuscitation of the state water board to provide portable water to the citizens, to properly utilise Onitsha and Nnewi, the commercial and industrial hubs insisting that they are capable of increasing the state internally generated revenue, and job creation.

While stressing that his constructive criticism was not politically motivated but rather meant to spur the government to action for better, Osoteze Amawbi advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to borrow leaf from his people, Amawbia on how to conduct free and fair credible poll, because according to him, the recent election that produced the executive of Amawbia Town Union was a lesson to all.



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