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At last, Nekede road caves in, residents lament

At last, Nekede road caves in, residents lament

Issues, News
By Stanley OkehieThe woes of people living in Nekede Old Road, Owerri West Council Area of Imo State, have been worsened following the gully erosion that cut the road into two.Nigerian Newsguide had earlier reported that if nothing urgent was done, erosion would eat up the road before the end of rainy season.Our reporter who visited the scene weekend, gathered that residents who had suffered untold hardship as a result of the deplorable condition of the road, especially whenever it rained, were in tears as they had been cut off, from other parts of the State.Motorists are forced to take an alternative route which is longer, thereby increasing the fare from N100 to N200.“We are appealing to Governor Hope Uzodimma to beam his developmental searchlight on our area to save...
Eke-Ukwu Owerri market to be ready in 18 months

Eke-Ukwu Owerri market to be ready in 18 months

News
The Commissioner for Commerce and Industry Comrade Simon Ebegbulem weekend embarked on an inspection of the ongoing Eke ukwu market construction at Douglas Road Owerri, giving an indication that the project will be ready within 18 months.In just a few weeks, the roads of Douglas had been cleared, and the badly built and uncompleted Somto hospital is gradually being transformed into a multi million naira ultra modern market, thanks to His Excellency, Gov. Hope Uzodimma.The MD of Amanda Group Ltd, handling the market project, Mr Obinna Obi who took the Commissioner and some APC leaders in Owerri Zone round the site, updated them on the progress of work at the site.Construction workers were seen committedly digging ridges, clearing debris, making foundation and other general ...
Indiscriminate refuse dump, beggars, mad persons take over Owerri

Indiscriminate refuse dump, beggars, mad persons take over Owerri

Issues
Capital city now among the dirtiest in NigeriaWorried Imolites beg govt to save situationOwerri, the Imo State capital was once rated the cleanest city in Nigeria just a few years ago but the events of today have actually put the mega town among the first ten in the index of dirtiest and most unkempt cities in Nigeria.An independent investigation by Nigerian Newsguide showed that Owerri lost her glory in terms of cleanliness in the past eight years particularly during the era of Owelle Rochas Okorocha.The investigation also indicated that the city of Owerri as it is today, has virtually got out of hand as there is no conscious effort by the government towards putting the city back on the part of glory as far as clean and fantastic environment is concerned.Our reporter ...