As part of measures to compensate for the contribution of Oguta people in ensuring the election victory of Governor Rochas Okorocha in the 2011 governorship polls, the Imo State Governor has restated his commitment to addressing youth restiveness as well as promoting the socio-economic well being of the people of the area.
Owelle Okorocha stated this at Oguta and Ohaji Council Headquarters respectively during his verification tour of projects and town hall meeting with the people of the area.
The Imo Governor who lamented the level of poverty in the state said his Rescue Mission government is geared, towards saving the lives of the numerous poor Imo people while ensuring that every Imolite has a say in government.
He maintained that his administration embarked on Free Education Programme in order to give the poor and indigent children an opportunity of acquiring quality education. He further explained that introduction of the Community Government Councils (CGC) would ensure that every nook and cranny of the state felt the impact of good leadership in terms of infrastructural development, improvement in agriculture and representation in government.
Governor Okorocha recounted some of the numerous achievements made by his administration which include construction of 27 new general hospitals, building of ulltral modern schools in each of the 305 electoral words of the state, massive road construction and rehabilitation, development of new cities among others.
He said a marine university is under construction at Osemotoin Oguta Local Government Area and government has provided empowerment funds for to youths in, the two Oil Producing areas to the tune of (N250m) two hundred and fifty million naira each.
The governor further directed the ministry of Public Utilities to provide electricity to communities in the areas and ensure that electricity bills of local government areas were settled. He appealed to the people to collaborate with government in ensuring that road projects in the area were not abandoned by their contractors.
Speaking at the occasion, the Secretary to the Government of Imo State, Prof. Anthony Anwuka expressed joy that the oil producing areas of Oguta and Ohaji Egbema were no longer marginalized in the distribution of democracy dividends as experienced in the previous administrations. He assured the governor the continued support of the people.
In their contributing, the Commissioner for Petroleum and Environment, Prof, Okey Okoro, the Transition Committee Chairman of Oguta Dr Louis Obodo and his counterpart for Ohaji Egbema, Nze Dimkpa Enyia noted that the Rescue Mission government has made remarkable achievements in all the LGAS of the state and thanked Governor Okorocha for his special interest in Oguta and Ohaji Egbema Local Government Areas.
The however, regretted that some of the roads awarded were either partially done or totally abandoned by contractors and appealed to the state government to call the contractors to order.