ANAMBRA: OUR INCOMING GOVERNMENT MUST BE TRANSPARENT ENOUGH
By Okey Emeka (Awka)
AWKA (9News Nigeria) – The PDP Governorship Aspirant in this year’s Anambra State Governorship election, Dr Ifedi Okwenna, has raised hope for NDI ANAMBRA by his resolute assurance for a brand new era where competent and transparent governance is guaranteed as he becomes the next governor of the state.
Dr Ifedi charged Ndi Anambra that it should no more be business as usual, but that the state should ensure the emergence of a candidate who will run a transparent government.
Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on the President General of Nkpor Development Union, Chief Emeka Mbagha, as part of his tour of Idemili North Local Government, the former Anambra State Commissioner for Environment, Mineral Resources, Science and Technology, said the people’s trust in Government has tremendously gone down as a result of lack of transparency and accountability in the system.
He called on Ndi Nkpor to massively vote PDP in this year’s Governorship elections to ensure the enthronement of a transparent and accountable government. Dr Okwenna informed the President General and the people of Nkpor who came to welcome him, that he is in the Governorship race to innovate, grow and develop Anambra State. He lamented that Anambra cities are decaying and roads deteriorating without visible government efforts to ameliorate them. Nkpor, according to him, is part of the greater Onitsha and Idemili which dominate in its contribution to the State’s internally generated revenue, but which, unfortunately, is not adequately taken care of.
Government according to him, “is not investing in these geese that lay the golden egg”. He lamented the state of roads, the drainage system, municipal solid waste management challenges, undeveloped transportation challenges, absence of organised motor parks leading to perennial traffic gridlocks etc.
The Ugwumba Osumenyi stated that when elected, he will ensure that:
a. the Inner City road networks are regularly repaired, periodically re-asphalted and where necessary dualized.
b. Ensure regular road expansion and re-designing.
c. Opening and reconnection of the drainage system to ensure a free flow of flood
d. Enforcement of Waste collection and disposal system and
e. Periodic service of drainage, stormwater channel and Sewage Pipelines.
He assured them that Government under his watch we ensure openness, transparency and accountability and that he will do everything to rebuild the trust of the people in government.
The Governorship Aspirant called on the PDP delegates present at the meeting to partner with him in the race to ensure he gets the nod of the Party to represent them in the November 6, Governorship elections.
Team Ifedi Okwenna Media.