In order to decongest Owerri the Imo state capital and free it from perennial traffic bottlenecks, Rt.Hon.Emeka Ihedioha says that if elected Governor, his administration will revisit the inner and outer ring roads using reputable contracting firms so that we can have lasting utility and value for our money.
Excerpts from his manifesto:
Most roads constructed by the present APC Administration in Imo State has collapsed as a result of low quality materials used , incompetence of contractors engaged by government and shoddy project execution. These ‘China Roads’, will , in the long run, end up costing a new administration more money to fix thereby constituting a waste of tax payers money. We shall build only quality roads that will stand the test of time.
As a matter of deliberate government policy, we will pursue the complete dualisation of major roads linking Owerri capital territory to the four parts of the State namely Owerri-Orlu road, Owerri-Okigwe road, Owerri-Umuahia and Owerri-Aba road. We will partner with the Federal Government to accomplish this fit.
We will also partner with the 27 Local Government Councils in the State to construct access roads to all the Local government headquarters in the State. Our government will ensure the active participation of the State Ministry of Works’ Engineers and other professionals in the design, execution, supervision and evaluation of all road projects.
In addition, Rt.Hon Emeka Ihedioha pledges to revive the IMO Road Maintenance Agency (IROMA) program to enhance road construction and maintenance in all rural communities within the State.