I will move state from subsistence to industrialised agriculture, Mbah assures citizens, investors
Enugu State governorship flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Peter Mbah, has assured people of the state, investors, as well as members of the business community that his administration is poised to transform the state from subsistence agriculture to a hub of agro-allied industrialisation, which will be driven by technology.
Mbah disclosed this, yesterday, at his ongoing town hall meetings held in Aninri East and Aninri South Development Centres of the state, while interacting with communities to ascertain their needs and further integrate them in his programmes.
The town hall meetings, organised to avail members of the communities, including different professional bodies, the opportunity to interact with him, and make demands from his anticipated government in 2023, attracted thousands of community leaders, religious leaders, traders, market women, farmers, and other trade union bodies, who took out time to express their concerns about the future of the state, and what they expected from his administration.
In their separate speeches at the two development centres, the member, representing Aninri State Constituency at the House of Assembly, Chinedu Okwu, and the Commissioner for Labour and Productivity, Uchenna Ogbonna, bemoaned the recurring flood menace in the area during rainy seasons, which, they said, is responsible for low productivity of their farm produce.
They urged Mbah to complete the abandoned water dam in the area, which was started by Federal Government. They stressed that the governorship candidate has the intellectual capacity and competence to make a huge difference in the lives of the people.
Bemoaning frequent clashes between people of the area and parts of the state over land disputes, the duo accused the state government of trespass, aggression and land grabbing, saying the intervention of Mbah will bring lasting solution to the feud.
They further called on Mbah to look into deplorable road infrastructure of their communities to enable them move their farm produce to markets. The also informed him that that the area is in dire need of fire station to avert fire outbreaks that has been frequent during dry seasons in the area.