Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma has flagged off the construction of the 12-kilometer Awo-Omamma-Okwudor Road in Oru East and Njaba Local Government Areas of Imo State.
The road which past administrations ignored for reasons known to them will be completed in 18 months time, according to the governor.
The governor said he has engaged a reputable company known as HENAN D.R. to “do a world-class road that will compete with any other construction anywhere in the world.”
He said Awo-Omamma-Okwudor road will have double drainage and will help to address the road infrastructural deficit in Imo State as well as improve the economic activities in the two Local Governments in particular and Imo State in general.
Governor Uzodimma said the road is part of the government’s efforts to strengthen the economic activities in Imo and to “help the rural farmers in the area to be able to evacuate their farm proceeds to the urban areas and maximize the gains of their agricultural output.”
The Commissioner for Works, Barr. Raph Nwosu who gave a brief history of the road said it has broken down for the past 20 years and became a source of concern to the Shared Prosperity Government in Imo State, hence the need for the construction.
In another development, Governor Uzodimma used the opportunity to inspect a very bad spot at Mgbidi on the Owerri-Onitsha Express Road that was constructed about two years by Julius Berger after being engaged by the Federal Government.
The governor was attracted by the bad spot which has become a nightmare to commuters and said his government will intervene in the re-construction of the bad portion to reduce the stress on Imo people and on other Nigerian road users who will be plying-on it during the Yuletide.