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Abia communities protest deteriorated Okpu Umuobo-Umuchichi-Umueme road in Obingwa



The indigent folks of Umuchichi and Umueme communities in Obingwa Native Authorities Areas of Abia state, have cried out over the present dilapidation of main roads inside the areas, calling on the 2 firms doing enterprise within the space to repair the highway.

The decision by the Abia communities comes on the backdrop of the dilapidated situation of Okpu Umuobo-Umuchichi-Umueme highway in Obingwa native space of the state.

Nevertheless, whereas staging a peaceable protest on Tuesday, towards the unhealthy highway infrastructure, folks of the native communities in Abia state additionally threatened that if the businesses don’t repair the ugly highway after December, no haulage truck could be allowed to go by way of the highway.

DAILY POST studies that natives and residents of the 2 neighboring communities marched by way of the stretch of the dilapidated highway from the Umuchichi Council Corridor junction, to Glass Pressure Restricted and GZ Trade.

The irate indigenes of the 2 communities who had been brandishing placards, and sang solidarity songs as they waded by way of the muddy highway to the gates of the 2 firms, expressed whole displeasure on the present sorry state of the Okpu Umuobo-Umuchichi-Umueme highway.

Their spokesman, Mr Chigoziem Okechuwu, stated they weren’t protesting as a result of they didn’t just like the existence of the businesses within the space, however had been protesting due to the issue the corporations are creating for them.

In line with him, “The environmental influence of their existence right here is destructive and they aren’t aware of it.

“It took us about N20 million to repair this highway this yr, however inside six months, the corporate’s heavy vans had been destroyed,” he added.

Nevertheless, whereas addressing the protesters from Umuchichi and Umueme communities in Obingwa LGA, the HR Supervisor of GZ Trade, Obi Nwankwor, stated the corporate had held conferences with stakeholders within the space, interesting to them to train endurance as the corporate will get approval from the state authorities.

He additionally assured that quickly, the corporate would begin the rehabilitation of the highway to make sure ease motion of individuals and motorists plying the highway.

He stated: “All of us a part of the neighborhood, we’d like the highway in fine condition and instantly we get approval from the state authorities, we are going to begin work on the unhealthy highway.”

Abia communities protest deteriorated Okpu Umuobo-Umuchichi-Umueme highway in Obingwa

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