.Says Imo Govt. To Transform Afor Oru City, Upgrade Ahiara Technical College
The Hon. Commissioner for Commerce and Industry to Imo State government, Chief Engineer Chidi Ibe has commended governor Rochas Okorocha's free education at all levels stating that among the 27 LGA's in the state, Ahiazu has the highest number of beneficiaries at the Tertiary institution in the Imo.
The commissioner exclusively disclosed this to Trumpeta newspaper after a break fast meeting the governor had with elites, stake holders, political leaders and people of the area at the Government House, Owerri, last Tuesday.
Hon. Chidi Ibe maintained that an average of 215 Ahiazu sons and daughters per ward in twelve wards were beneficiaries of the absolute free education of the state governor at tertiary level which he said have continued to cushion the burden of tuition fees by parent as education in the area is a major domestic interest of every family.
While revealing the outcome of the breakfast meeting with the governor, Hon. Chidi Ibe stated that their visit was to express their profound gratitude and unflinching support for the tremendous work done by his Rescue Mission administration and equally to relate their challenges bothering on roads in the area.
According to the Commissioner, Governor Okorocha promised to build roads linking major towns and villages in the area (Nnarambia, Lude, Obodo Ahiara, Ekwerazu-Town, Umuedo, Umubiri, ring roads and Afor-Oru, Afor-Ogbe, Obohia, Ikeduru) and the roads totalling over 14 kilometers of roads, he added that the governor also promised to upgrade the statues of Ahiara Technical college and the transform Afor-Oru to a modern city as he disclosed that an ultramodern timber and building materials market is ongoing in Ahiazu which he said will cushion the effect of economic shock experienced recently and boost local economic activities in the area.
Lending his voice, a participant of the meeting, Hon Odom Ephraim affirmed the governor's promises for Ahiazu Mbaise people on roads, Ahiara Technical college upgrade and the transformation of Afor-Oru to a befitting city.
According to Hon. Odom Ephraim, governor Okorocha had delegated his officers to carry out an on the spot assessment for their demands to be met.