Governor Rochas Okorocha has inaugurated a special committee to ensure the completion of no fewer than 19 kilometer of rural roads in each of the 27 local government areas of the state.
Briefing newsmen shortly after the State Expanded Executive Council meeting yesterday at Government House, the Deputy Governor, Sir Jude Agbaso said the committee was going to be headed by the Speaker of the Imo House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Ben Uwajimogu. Members of the House and local government transition committee chairmen will serve as members.
His Excellency also disclosed that the State government had resolved to divide the road construction project into three sectors (the rural roads, city roads and task force- roads.)
He explained that the city roads would be handled by his office and the Speaker’s office while the rural roads would be coordinated by the committee that will be also headed by Rt.Hon.Benjamin Uwajumogu.
Continuing, he further stated that the taskforce roads, would be coordinated by the office of the Deputy Governor and Speaker. He explained that the Uwajimogu led committee would liaise with stakeholders in various local government areas to select the 19 kilometer of roads in each of the LGAs that would be completed in the first season of the road construction project of Governor Okorocha’s administration.
With regards to the commercialization policy of the present administration, Sir Jude Agbaso stated that it would be driven through Imo Group of Companies, a newly incorporated company to enhance the revenue generation of the state.
He also stated that the proposed 4th-tier government otherwise known as Community Government Council [CGC] would be driven by the commissioners while only graduates would be appointed or elected as Community Liaison Officers [CCO] for various communities. The civil servants posted to establish the Community Government, he also said, would only stay for six months before returning to their parent ministries, department and agencies.
With all we have read above, to those who have been causing confusion all over the place with false stories that the Ministry of Works had been taken away from the Deputy Governor who doubles as Works Commissioner, remember that God is watching you!