. . . Draw Attention to Areas of Need
By Chioma Ndife
Presidents General of some communities in Orumba South Constituency have reaffirmed their confidence and support to Hon. Emmaunel Obinna Nwafor, the newly inaugurated House Assembly member, saying his representation will bring about positive transformation of the area.
The PGs spoke to Fides during the inaugural Thanksgiving Mass held in honour of the House of Assembly member at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Ezira, Orumba South LGA, following the successful inauguration of the 7th Assembly in Awka, and drew the attention of the new house member to various areas of need in the constituency.
The President General of Agbudu Community, Hon. Charles Nwangwu, described the newly inaugurated House member as the popular choice of people in the area. He regretted that house members who had represented the constituency in the past had neglected people from Zone Four, leading to no government presence in the area.
Hon. Nwangwu who is also the National Treasurer, Anambra State Association of Town Unions (ASATU), decried the level of marginalization being faced by those from Agbudu, Onneh, Enugumuonyia, Umuomaku and Ogboji, known as Zone Four, and pleaded with Hon. Nwafor to focus on the area as it seemed those from there were not part of Orumba South.
Also Speaking, the PG of Onneh Community, Hon. Uchenna Maduike, prioritized road construction as the need of the area saying that the people were happy that the Governor awarded the contract for Onneh/Achina Road which was on 90% completion but regretted that the road project of Achina/Onneh/Ogboji Road had been abandoned for a long time. He maintained that the abandoned project was the first to be awarded by the governor when he began his administration, noting that it handicapped the people from transporting their agricultural products to the sub-commercial communities around for effective marketing.
Hon. Maduike advised the newly inaugurated house member to be a grassroot politician, saying that it was the only way he would be able to identify the problems of his constituents.
For his part, the President General of Nawfija Progressive Union, Engr. Francis Onyebuchi, noted that the massive support which the people from the area threw behind the new house member was in confidence that the representation would usher in a breath of fresh air in the area following the qualities possessed by the newly inaugurated member. He maintained that the PGs in South Constituency worked collectively to ensure that Hon. Nwafor, the APGA candidate was elected to ensure continuity of the democratic dividends of Governor Willie Obiano Administration.
He disclosed that most road projects in the area which had been approved and awarded to contractors by the governor had not been funded. He called on the new house member to legislate positively in order to attract funds required for the construction of the awarded road project. He beckoned on the house member to look out for ways to ensure the development of the area.
The PG of Ezira Community, Chief Edison Umeh, expressed optimism that the new house member would offer quality and people oriented representation that would attract the needed development in the constituency.