By Izuchukwu Adichie
Governor Chukwuma Soludo has ordered the massive repair of various critical roads in Anambra, as this was considered critical in reduction of trafic congestion in the state. He has also requested the Federal Government to kindly intervene on emergency basis on a number of federal roads in the state that have become nightmarish death traps. While the response is being awaiting, he would have to implement urgent palliatives in some places where roads are literally cutting off.
With about 31% of the total budget allotted to the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Soludo government intends to simultaneously invest in roads in most of the local governments, with special attention to state’s urban regeneration agenda.
He has warned that his administration will have zero tolerance on poor quality road infrastructure delivery. Where any road fails before the expected lifespan as designed, both the contractor and the public official that certified the project will be held accountable and sanctioned.
He will deliver durable roads and, will also explore alternative models, including decongestion to deliver more and better roads. Whatever Soludo Solutions says he will do, he will do. The days of road congestion and long hours on traffic jams are over in Anambra, they are debilitating and a huge cost on productivity.
Governor Soludo is seeking a strategic partnership to ensure that more quality roads are delivered as corporate social responsibility projects in Anambra state.