The ambience of Arochukwu Local Government Area in Abia North of Abia State adorned a merrily look recently when the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of roads in the local government.
One of the roads which extends from Arochukwu to Ihechiowa was the first to be officially flagged off, out of the 19 road projects currently being done by the Abia North Senator.
Speaking at the 2km road sited in Ikwun ward in Arochukwu, Senator Kalu enjoined the indigenes who gathered in their numbers to witness the ground breaking event to be thankful to President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for approving and making available funds for the road projects.
The Chief Whip lamented the failure of past administrations and legislative representatives to execute a single project in the Senatorial zone.
He said this is just a road flag off, out of the nineteen road projects spread across our zone.
“ Let me commend the contractors handling the project because they are executing with speed, in line with the required quality. I also want to thank our President who is making funds available for these road projects.
“I believe you have all seen the difference between the present government and the past government. We may not be perfect but we have demonstrated that we have the yearnings of the people at heart. I recall just last year during campaign, I couldn’t pass through this road and I assured the people that within the first year that the road will be constructed. I am glad that today my promise has been fulfilled.”
He continued: “This is just the first year; you can only imagine the quantum of projects we would have executed and completed before the next three years,” Kalu concluded.
Similarly, work is progressing on the Ugwuavor- Obinkita road, through the Arochukwu Abattoir.
The 2km road conceived to be asphalted and drainage, is been constructed by Uwamabogu Legacy Ltd.
Aro News learned that the National Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI) is the agency in charge of the project as facilitated by Senator Kalu.