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Dr. Peter Mbah who is the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State has assured residents of the state of his resolve to address the water scarcity confronting them.
He vowed to do everything possible to promote rural-urban development through the provisions of access roads, robust healthcare service delivery, quality education, and other social services within the first four years of his administration.
Mbah stated that his government would run a system that was based on equity, justice, and fairness in response to the demands made by the residents of Enugu South local government area at town-hall meetings held at Obeagu-Amechi Uno and Ugwuaji, the administrative centres of Enugu South West and Enugu south-south development centres.
Pointing out that clean water is critical to a healthy living and good environmental sanitation, Dr. Mbah stated that the Akwuke water scheme and dam would be revamped to give water to the people of the council area.
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He stressed that his team had already started discussing with the engineering company to see how the dam can be fixed and reticulate water across different communities.
On his inclusive economic blueprint that will promote industrialisation, provide jobs for the teeming youths and ensure a healthy workforce, the PDP gubernatorial flagbearer said access roads, special economic zones that will encourage growth and development would be executed.
According to him, all the link, feeder, rural and urban roads leading to business places including farmlands are exhaustively captured in his 10,000 kilometres of roads which will see his administration constructing over 1200 kilometres of roads yearly for the next eight years, adding that Afoapu-Apasa road, Jim-Gariki road, roads in Awkunanaw, Obeagu-Amechi Uno, Ugwuaji, among others be considered for rehabilitation.
He reiterated that plans to establish vocational and technical skills acquisition centres across the still that will equip the youths with the right skills of self-employability, availability of loans for traders and farmers to upscale production, and turn dormant assets into productive assets have already been structured.
On the perceived political marginalisation, Mbah maintained that political inclusion, the balance of development, and equal redistribution of wealth and key positions in line with the spirit of equity, justice, and fairness will be accorded priority as no part of the state will be marginalised.
Earlier, the people hailed the governorship hopeful for his people-centered and exceptional manifesto which, according to them, has brought hope and light to the state.