Community benefits from N800m road construction
The Abia State government, in partnership with Prince Chris Odinaka Igwe of Amuda Isuochi rural community, has commenced the construction of a six and half kilometer Amuda Community road, which the state Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu put at N800m, while speaking at the flag off of the project.
Igwe, who is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Mainland Oil and Gas Ltd., and an indigene of the Amuda community in Umunneochi Local Government Area, according to the governor contributed N300m of the N800m cost of the road project, out of patriotism, while the government pays the balance of N500m.
The donor said his decision to partner the government on the road was in line with the Corporate Social Responsibility policy and vision of his company, to bring development to the rural people.
He expressed the urgent need for the country to return to agriculture, from which he said foreign exchange would be earned as well as reduce unemployment and poverty, besides enhancing food security. He said good roads would not only give access to rural farmlands but would also enhance transporting of farm harvests from the farms.