Abia Speaker Hints Plans To Deploy More Streetlights In Umuahia

...,As He Renders Account Of Stewardship To Umuahia Central Constituents

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The Speaker Abia State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Chinedum Orji has promised his constituents that he would soon begin to mount solar powered streetlights in the state capital and schools in the constituency to improve security in the area at night.

Rt. Hon. Orji Who made the promise at an event to render stewardship account of his legislative representation of the people of his constituency in an event that attracted political bigwigs in the state and Umuahia Central State Constituency in particular, assured them of more quality representation.

The Abia State House of Assembly Speaker who admonished his supporters and constituents to shun jealousy, backbiting, malice, mischief and falsehood, further reinstated that he was always open to constructive criticisms.

He added that he was looking forward to advice and suggestions that could make him perform his legislative duties even better and deliver greater democracy dividends to the people, adding that his primary target was to ensure that the people he serves would be proud of him even after he must have left office.

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“One of the main reasons I called this meeting is to hear from you all; to know the areas we are doing well and the areas we need to improve upon as no man can claim to know it all.

“In whatever area you feel I need to improve, kindly feel very free to tell me. I am ready to take your advice and see how I can implement your suggestions as possibly as I can because democracy is all about the people”, he said.

Apart from a new health centre that will be built at Loritta since there is none in Ward 3 as of today, the Speaker also promised that more water projects will be embarked upon in more communities.

“When I started my water projects across communities few years ago, some doubted our commitment and thought the projects were mere political tools and would not stand the test of time. But to the glory of God, the projects are still very functional today in all the communities”, he said.

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In their separate remarks, Chief Charles Ogbonna, a former Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor of Abia State, Chief Uchenna Akwukwegbu (Bawas), the Traditional Prime Minister of Ibeku Ancient Kingdom among others commended the Speaker for his exceptional leadership attributes which have helped to keep the Abia State House of Assembly highly effective and peaceful despite being peopled by Members of different political parties.

They also thanked him for the numerous projects he has attracted to the constituency and even beyond, and those he has embarked upon directly by himself, describing his scorecard as “the incontrovertible evidence of dividends of democracy to the people”.

They however requested him to do more, saying, “Like Oliver Twist, we cannot stop asking for more”.

Other individuals and groups in the Constituency also spoke in the same vein with some highlighting issues afflicting their areas for which they asked for the Speaker’s intervention.

Also present at the event are: Prof Udo Ogbonna, Hon Suleiman Ukandu, Sir Okechukwu Ndukwe, Hon Eze Okwulehie, Chief Frank Ibe, Hon Miller, Hon Uzoma Asiegbu, Hon Peter Obinna Iroegbu, Hon Andrew Uwaga, PWDs, students, traders artisans etc.

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It was resolved that the meeting holds more regularly and cascaded down to other levels.

Some of the Speaker’s interventions (both the ones directly embarked upon by him and those he attracted from the Executive Arm) in the constituency and beyond include:

1. Potable water projects

2. Seven mini stadiums under construction at Isieke Ibeku; St Stephen’s, Umuahia; Ubakala; Ezeleke Umuopara; Usaka Ariam, Ikwuano; Ohuhu and Olokoro

3. Interventions in schools (reroofing, fencing, re-grassing, provision of water borehole, furniture, classroom blocks, toilet facilities etc)

4. Provision of electricity transformers to several communities

5. Scholarships

6. Youth empowerment through ICT Training (close to 200 youths are currently under training free of charge since April)

7. Empowerment items (cars, Keke, start up capital etc) to youths and artisans

8. Construction and reconstruction of roads in Amuzukwu, Ugba, Afaraukwu etc

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9. Rehabilitation/equipping of health centres, among others


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