Governor Rochas Okorocha has declared 2-week work free day starting from 21st December 2012 till January 7, 2013.
Adressing Imo workers at Owerri City School, Owerri, Gov. Okorocha used the opportunity to review his achievements with particular attention to free education to Imo children from primary school to tertiary level, construction of 305 primary schools in all INEC wards in the state.
Others are Imo College of Advanced Professional Studies (ICAPS), construction of General Hospitals in all the 27 LGAs, construction of one thousand kilometer of roads in the 27 LGAs, construction of 18 floors monumental building and thousand units of buildings in New Owerri.
Gov. Okorocha decried the attitude of contractors who collect money and thereafter abandon the project. Stressing that from January 2013, that his administration will deal ruthlessly with any contractor who fails to execute his job for which he has collected money. Gov. Okorocha said he will make public the names of all the contractors who fail to carry out their contract project.
The Governor said that his administration from 2013 will embark on the construction of industries to reduce unemployment in the state, as well as complete the land mark projects which include Multi-Purpose Shopping Mall with a cinema hall, Princess hotel Okigwe, prince hotel Orlu, Akachi Tower and Ecumenical Center.
He stated that Owerri will be zoned into nine zones for effective waste management disposal, as first class equipment will be procured to ensure sanity of the city.
Gov Okorocha promised Imo workers that his administration will continue to ensure regular payment of their monthly salary as government has deposited workers three months salary from December 2012 to February 2013.
He announced ten thousand naira to each Imo worker for their Christmas celebrations.
On the issue of security, Owelle Rochas Okorocha assured Imolites of adequate security during the yuletide. Lastly, His Excellency urged Imolites to appreciate his effort by showing understanding and have a change of attitude to spur him to greater performance.