Imo govt okays N1b for primary healthcare, approves construction of rural roads


Governor Hope Uzodimma

Imo govt approves construction of rural roads

By Valentine Amanze

Imo State government has approved the immediate release and disbursement of N1 billion for the rehabilitation of health centres in the 305 electoral wards across the state as part of Governor Hope Uzodimma’s agenda on primary health care.

Also approved is the proposal of the governor to immediately construct 135 kilometers of rural roads or five kilometers in each of the 27 local government areas of Imo State before the return of the next rainy season.

Rising from the Imo State Executive Council meeting on Wednesday February 2, 2022 presided over by Governor Uzodimma, the government also said that construction work was going on simultaneously on 25 roads in the state.

After the meeting, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, said: “In an effort to ensure that promises made by this administration are kept, the 3-R administration has simultaneously embarked on the reconstruction of these roads to assuage the worries of Imo people on the situation of road infrastructure.”

In addition to the roads, he said that the government has also commenced work on the second balloon- technology driven underground tunnel that would evacuate all flood water from World Bank, Amakohia, Akwakuma, etc axis and discharge them at the Nworie River.


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