The umbrella body of online media practitioners in Imo State, under the aegis of Media Online Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPAN) on Sunday called on the state government led by Sen. Hope Uzodinma, to urgently mobilize contractors handling some of the abandoned road projects in the state, to return back to site this dry season.
The group said, “The poor condition of some of these roads, particularly within the state capital, such as MCC – Uratta Road, Umuguma – World Bank Road, 2nd phase of Naze – Ihiagwa Road etc and many others across the 27 local government areas of the state is unacceptable.”
MOPAN stated this in a release signed by the Chairman of the group, Innocent Onyeukwu made available to 24HRUPDATE in Owerri, Imo State capital
“We believe the dry season provides ample opportunity for these roads to be fixed, to enable Imolites, especially those returning for the Yuletide, to have a memorable stay at home.”
They said a state riddled with poor roads network is bound to witness stunted growth in almost all sectors of the economy, low investors and crippling businesses.
The group said this is why it is imperative that adequate measures are taken by the State government to address the deplorable, sorry and pitiable state of some of our roads, which has given rise to daily sufferings of the people who ply these bad roads on a daily basis.
“Based on the foregoing, we appeal to the state government to faithfully implement its 3R mantra by embarking on reconstruction of our roads for the overall benefit of our people.”