Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano Monday flagged off the construction of three fly-overs between the Amawbia and Arroma end of the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, a distance of about three kilometers.
The Fly-overs which would be constructed at the Amawbia junction, kwata junction and Arroma junction within the stretch which will cost the State Government the sum of N5Billion.
Governor Obiano said that the three projects which were awarded to an indigenous company, IDC Construction limited, have a completion date of a year and were in fulfillment of his promises during the campaigns to reconstruct Awka as a befitting capital of Anambra state which would be comparable to any other capital in the advanced countries of the world.
Obiano expressed the confidence that with the commitment to transform Awka, it would be the envy of other states in Nigeria, adding that the Awka Capital Development Authority was carrying out a comprehensive master-plan of Awka that would make it one of the best cities in Africa.
He also said that his administration is building a massive shopping complex, a five star hotel and 5,000 capacity modern conference centre in the Awka to shore up the status of the city.
“We want a capital city everybody is proud of. Every road we construct must have street lights. I want the cooperation of the Awka people. Please don’t disturb the contractors and their workers. Allow them free hand to do their job. All of us will benefit from the projects when completed,” he said.
The State Commissioner for Works, Mr. Callistus Ilozumba, who also spoke at the flag-off ceremony, said that the projects would be completed on schedule and assured that the State Government, would pay the contractor as and when due even as he noted that the project will change the entire skyline of Awka and its environs.
He said that the State Government had also awarded the reconstruction of Amawbia to Amansea section of the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway at a cost of N9billion
Chief Victor Umeh the APGA national chairman, who also spoke used the occasion to enjoin members of Anambra State House of Assembly, who were not elected on APGA on platform to join hands with the state government to enable better development of the state.
Umeh used the occasion to wave olive branch to party members, saying that he has no malice against anybody.
He reiterated his commitment to ensure that APGA will win all the seats in Anambra State and other States in the 2015 general election adding that the unity of the party is paramount in his administration of the party.