Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has promised to construct more roads in Owerri North and Owerri West local government areas of the state in the first quarter of 2015.
Okorocha made the promise in a statement issued on Saturday in Owerri through his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Sam Onwuemeodo.
He also promised to establish 27 new factories across the state to boost the state’s economy and create employment for the youth.
The governor said the proposed roads were to ensure that every community in the state enjoyed the dividends of democracy within the life span of his administration.
He listed the roads to include Emii Road, Obibiezena-Imerienwe, Nkwo Emeke-Umucham, Isiuzo-Afor Egbu and Umuguma-Okuku roads, all in Owerri North Local Government Area.
The others are Umuguma-Avu-Oforola Road, Okolochi-Emeabiam and the Orogwe-Ndegwu roads in Owerri West Local Government Area.
Okorocha said that his administration had within three and half years delivered on its election promises.
He, however, expressed regret that the heavy rains in 2014 had hampered construction of more roads and gave the assurance that priority would be given to the listed road projects in 2015.
Source: Daily Independent