The Abia State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA|) in the 2015 general election, Dr. Alex Otti (OFR), has facilitated the rehabilitation of some internal roads in Arocvhukwu through the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The roads are Amaikpe market square to the Avia Ovuru road, curving out to Ibom by Opobo House; Avia Ovuru through Obinkita new layout road to Ugwuavor new layout, bursting out at Amangwu village square;
Isimkpu/Amangba junction to Amangwu with a spur through Amankwu Amangwu to Ndi-Ivi to Umuoti Asaga village square; Aro Civic Center road commencing at Oror to Amoba village square; and Amoba village through Jubilee road to Obinkita hall joining the main road.
The project is being handled by Solberg Construction Company Limited, the same firm that undertook the grading of 8 kilometers of the Arochukwu-Ohafia road in December 2016.
Aro News observed that the contractor has since mobilized to site, digging drainages and constructing culverts, while grading, earth works and stone base work are scheduled to commence in earnest. Aro News gathered that some of the road will be asphalted, will others will be graded with stone based.
The development has elicited positive responses from residents many of whom prayed for Dr. Alex Otti who only recently facilitated the completion of the Historic Aro Civic Centre, a project that took over 42 years to realize.
Similarly, Dr Alex Otti has equally attracted the reconstruction of Isi Eketa-Mbawsi road in Isiala Ngwa North LGA through the same NDDC.
As the contractor handling the project mobilized to site to begin work, there were speculations that the authorities tried to stop the project, as a ploy to whittle down Dr. Otti’s popularity in the State. As the drama played out, residents of the area went on radio to appeal to the authorities not to stop the project as the road had been in a deplorable condition for many years until the APGA guber candidate intervened.