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Enugu community embarks on rehabilitation of 1 km road

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As part of efforts to support the development agenda of governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in the area of infrastructural, Amorji-Nike autonomous community, in Enugu East local government area has commenced rehabilitation of about I kilometre road in the community.

The road which was last rehabilitated eleven years ago is linking the Enugu east local government council secretariat to nkwo market.

In most developing communities, rural community development through self-help approach is an age long social activity in the society.

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It is on this background that Amorji-Nike Autonomous Community in Enugu east local government area rose to the occasion to asphalt one of the most important roads in the community.

Speaking on the development, the Town Union President, Amorji Nike, Benedict Okwor said on assumption of office, the town union assessed the infrastructural need of the community and resolved to rehabilitate the road.

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Also speaking secretary general, Amorji Town Union Bertrand Ugwu and chairman Amorji Nike town committee on works, Simeon Agbo who said the project initially faced opposition, noted that they were able to mobilize contractor to the site to commence the rehabilitation work on the road.

An indigene of the community, Callistus Anike commended the initiative and urged other communities to emulate the gesture, stressing that government alone should not carry out development projects.

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A trader at Nkwo Market, Martha Ugwunekpa expressed happiness over the project which she said will ease the traffic situation in the area.

Meanwhile, the contractor handling the project, Isaac Akandu assured quality project and timely completion.

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While it is constitutionally provided that government is saddled with the responsibility of bringing development to the people, many have agreed that government cannot be left alone to shoulder the onerous task of providing infrastructure, hence the need for community- driven self help approach.

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