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Thursday, 15 November 2012 00:00
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Ekweremadu tasks self on roads for constituency

Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekeremadu, representing Enugu West Senatorial District of Enugu state, has promised to construct more roads and also asphalt all the existing ones in various erosion affected communities in his constituency before quitting office.

The law maker, who is also the current Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, stated this while handing over an Erosion devastated road under his constituency project, at Mmaku in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu state to a contracting firm “Damara International company limited”.
Represented at the occasion by his secretary at the ECOWAS parliament and former Special Adviser, Martins Uchenna Anih, the senator pointed out that when completed, the roads would assist inhabitants of the communities who according to him, over 90 percent are farmers, to enable them to easily evacuate their agricultural produce to the urban areas.

Erosion had affected the road under construction,which is about three kilometers linking Okpumodu in Otokwu Mmaku through Enugu Mmaku to Isi-Mmamu connecting Oji River Awgu road at both ends.
Anih, who hails from Mmaku, had appreciated the deputy senate president on behalf of the community for remembering the community when hopes of rehabilitating the road by past government was almost lost.
He described Ekweremadu not only as “a goal getter, but a man with effervescent love and magnanimity for his people”.

In his remarked at the ceremony the traditional ruler of Mmaku, Ugwu Oji Columbus Ojinta, applauded the action of the deputy senate president who “has remembered the people of Mmaku this period”.
The Royal father, however, promised to cooperate with the contractor and assured him of adequate security throughout his stay in the community.

He also appealed to the deputy senate president to use his position to prevail on “SETRACO” the contractor handling Oji-Achi- Mmaku – Awgu road to commence work immediately on the project as a portion of the road has cut off eight communities from Awgu council headquarters.
Speaking after the project documents were handed over to him by Nwabueze Ibeneme representing Anambra, Imo river Basin Development Authority, the Chairman and Managing Director of the construction Company, Dim Onyenweali, assured the people that the company would execute the project in line with its specifications.

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