Constituents of Awka in Anambra Central Senatorial district have renewed their pledge to re-elect Senator Uche Ekwunife as a result of the ongoing Onukwube/Kabe College road construction project which the Senator expedited to their community.
Ekwunife on Sunday embarked on a road inspection tour alongside her team. They flanked by hundreds of community residents who accompanied her in the exercise.
The Onukwube/Kabe College road project at Amawbia, Awka South Local government area is an attestation of the dividends of the mandate to her in 2019, the Senator said.
The elated residents made up of community stakeholders conveyed their gratitude to Ekwunife for facilitating the construction of the road which had been in deplorable condition, while vowing to re-elect her for another term at the Senate.
According to Anambra Central, previous governments and lawmakers ignored their pleas for the road to the constructed. Despite its strategic importance of linking both Amawbia and Nise communities.
The residents asserted that Ekwunife’s return to the National Assembly in 2023 will guarantee the completion of other key infrastructural development initiatives.
Ekwunife who is seeking a re-election to the Senate under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) appreciated the support and solidarity of the community indigenes. which she identified as being her motivation.
Ekwunife said the road will link Amawbia through Nise. She pledges to ensure that the project is completed within the time frame.
Ekwunife also disclosed that as at the time the contract was awarded the construction of a bridge was not in the bill of quantity. She however said that she had expedited the provision of an additional sum of eighty million naira into the budget to accommodate the cost of the bridge’s construction.
Ekwunife added that though it may cost more she’ll exert more effort to ensure that bridge is constructed and the payment of the contractors handling the project. Because in the absence of a bridge it will be impossible to build the road.