Recently, Governor Rochas Okorocha presented his 2015 budget christened “Budget of total Rescue and Sustainability” to the House of assembly.The budget which stood at a total sum of one hundred and forty-one billion, two hundred and nineteen million, one hundred and thirty-three thousand, eight hundred and forty-nine Naira [N141,219,133,849], has 43 per cent allotted to recurrent expenditure while outstanding 57 per cent will be shared to capital projects.
Gov Okorocha explained that the policy thrust of 2015 budget is derived from the rescue mission agenda of the present administration which is anchored on the four year development plan, that derived its bearing from the vision of the administration, namely; belief in God, free education, mass infrastructural development and increased agriculture production to ensure food sufficiency and sustainability.
He further said that in 2015 fiscal year high priority will be accorded to projects that will grow the economy, create employment, increase revenue generation capacity as well as touch on the lives of Imo people.
Owelle Okorocha recalled that about three and half years ago, the present administration, “Imo Must Be Better” to save the state from decay and its ugly situation. He made bold to say that “Imo from all ramifications is indeed become better” especially in the areas of education, roads, health, security, youth empowerment and infrastructural development.
The Governor expressed appreciation to the members of the legislature for the partnership, cooperation, patriotism, sacrifices and love for the state which he said made a giant strides achieved by the Rescue Mission Government possible.
He, however, noted that the challenges that face the state require the support of all Imo citizens irrespective of their political inclinations and therefore called on all to join hands with government to rescue the state from all political quagmires, “We shall all realize that we have no other state that we will call our own, except Imo” he concluded.