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: firstname.lastname@example.org