Anambra State Government says it is committed to addressing the numerous erosion challenges ravaging communities of the state.
Governor Willie Obiano disclosed this when he visited an erosion site at the boundary between Nnewi and Oraifite along Nnewi-Oraifite Nkwo to Nkwo road where control works are on-going.
The road which was initially cut in two by erosion following torrential downpour, has been made motorable again by the State Government while other control works continued.
Governor Obiano who was accompanied to the site by the Commissioner for Road Construction, Furniture and Maintenance Engineer Marcel Ifejiofor explained that the visit was to see firsthand the extent of damage done to the road by the gully and what has been done to check it.
He noted that with its on-going intervention efforts on twelve erosion sites, the State Government has stretched its finances seriously but assured that as its resources improve, his government will be able to intervene on more erosion sites.
The Governor also inspected control works on an erosion site at Uke axis of Nkpor-Nnobi road.
Speaking after inspecting the work, Governor Obiano acknowledged that although the road is a Federal Road, his government had to intervene immediately because if left unaddressed immediately, the road may cave in completely before Federal Government's response.
In his remarks, the President General of Uke town, Mr. Ifedioranma Obi thanked Governor Obiano for his prompt response to the challenge, adding that it goes a long way to reassure the people of government's commitment towards their welfare.