Sunday 30th April, 2017
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Can Gov Umahi forget his promise on Amata/Amofia bridge?

Can Gov Umahi forget his promise on Amata/Amofia bridge?

The answer to the above question is capital NO, hence His Excellency, Da­vid Nwaeze Umahi has proved himself to be an action Gover­nor. The on-going construction work on the 3 fly-over bridges in the State capital is evidence that he is a man of his word. Who would have thought that there will be fly-over in Abakaliki. That is why we call him ‘’Ohuru Ogwu zonye okpa’’.
By God’s grace, I am happy that the people of Amata-Akpoha played their part during the 2015 governorship election by vot­ing massively for Engr. Dave N. Umahi. What we owe him most now is the prayer to succeed and not enter into error and mistakes.
The engineer turned politician will not forget one of his cam­paign promises he made to the people of Amata-Akpha during his campaign period in the year 2015. The incumbent Governor of Ebonyi State promised that he will make sure that Amata is con­nected to their brothers in other communities in the Southern Eb­onyi by constructing Amata-Ak­poha Ukawu bridge.
The farm produce that come from Amata and Ukawu repre­sent potential riches of Ebonyi State, but lack of access road for the two communities is prevent­ing the State from exploiting them.
Amata and Amofia-Ukawu have been living a life of stress, hardship and difficulty as a re­sult of the river in-between the two communities without bridge. Worst still, people are be­ing drowned on a yearly basis in the course of crossing their farm produce with a canoe.
The farm produce that are be­ing produced in these commu­nities are yam, cassava, plantain, banana, orange, palm oil, man­go, local pear, avocado pear, paw­paw, bush mango (ogbono), okro, ordinary cola nut, bitter kola, lo­cal salad (ugba), to mention but a few. Irrespective of all the above, there is no access road to bring the produce to the market; rather, they carry all their produce on the head thereby bringing little to the market and encouraging poverty.
There are other mineral re­sources in these communities yet untapped which will aid the State to generate more revenue. Oppo­site Amata/Amofia River, there is a very big cave that is believed to have harboured about two hun­dred and fifty (250) persons dur­ing the Biafra war. This cave pop­ularly known as Okum-Ebu is right in front of the river. This is a potential tourism centre for the State, there are other tourism ar­eas in Amata known as Adune­zome. This is another wonderful work of God in the form of a cave, there is no way rainfall can pen­etrate into this God-made water and the flowing water from the ground cannot enter into it. It can never run dry except any year a woman under menstruation en­ters into it. The water from it is purer than any water known to man.
Another work of most high God in the form of cave in this side of Ebonyi South is called Ekwa-Ezi which has two storey building above the ground level.
Sir, I know and believe that Engr. David Nwaeze Umahi is not the promise-and-fail type of politician as the on-going con­struction work on the fly-over in the State capital is enough evi­dence. The people of Amata-Ak­poha Autonomous Community that voted for you without look­ing back in 2015 are of high ex­pectation that you will soon start work on the bridge construction.
This Amata-Ukawu bridge is one of the State’s projects His Ex­cellency will not overlook to im­prove the live of the people liv­ing in this part of the State. The construction of this bridge will not only add more value to the Governor but advertise him to this generation and generation to come in the State.
Evangelist Chiali wrote from Kubwa, Abuja via: chialigoug­las@gmail.com
 

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