Shadow Government, a pressure group that monitors activities of the Government at all levels as well as its agencies with a view of ensuring that the Government in power does not derail from providing and giving the populace good governance has beamed it light on Uzodinma’s nine months in office and scored him, forty percent.
This is even as the group appealed with him to step up and get focused on those policies that are human-oriented and jettison those that are not.
In a press release signed by the president of the group Dr. Iroegbu Njoku and made available to Lead, they charged Imo State Government to foremost clear all the arrears of the salaries owed to workers, speed up the ongoing Road construction particularly those in Owerri to save motorists and pedestrians nightmares they go through plying Imo Roads.
As contained in the Release, Shadow Government described as a lofty idea, buying Buses to convey Civil Servants to offices to enhance productivity but expressed dissatisfaction on the timing adding that such policy of donating vehicles to workers does not arise while the majority of them are yet to receive their arrears of salaries and pensions which run in months.
In the release, the group further disclosed that the vehicles including the ones given to the Commissioners as well as the civil Servants should have waited until Roads which have turned death traps are put in Better forms and shapes.
Advising the Uzodinma led administration, the Shadow Government charged Imo Government to hasten its an effort in rebuilding the two major Roads in Imo which include the Roads from Owerri to Okigwe as well as the one from Owerri to Orlu.
In the release, they advised Uzodinma use other good companies to do the above-mentioned Roads if the state finds it difficult to employ the services of Julius Berger as earlier promised Imo people pointing out that with such Roads in place, the economy of the state would be boosted hence the Roads are commercial Roads which link Imo to other States.
Uzodinma led administration had a few weeks ago, gave out vehicles to Appointees of the Government as well as civil Servants to be used in conveying them to offices, an act which received varying reactions from various quarters.
While some persons condemned the gesture on the grounds that it would boost productivity in the state, others condemned it on grounds that first things should be done first which include payment of arrears of salaries, pensions, and putting the bad roads in better shape and form.
Senator Samdady Anyanwu in his press release commended the State Government for providing vehicles for workers but insisted that Roads should be put in proper shape.
In a release signed by his media Aide and made available to Lead, Samdady appealed with the state Government to speed up, ongoing Road construction in the state, which according to him has set Imo backward when compared with other states.
On the other side of the coin, the leadership of the PDP in Imo had condemned in its entirety, the idea of giving vehicles to Civil Servants and Appointees while arrears of salaries are yet to be paid.
In a release signed by the PDP Publicity Secretary, Ogubundu Nwadike, and made available to Lead, they described the vehicles given to Appointees as gifts which ought not supposed.
Recall, that Dr. Anthony Iroegbu, the President of Shadow Government was one of the Aspirants that contested for the Governorship seat of IMO State in 2019.