Enugu State Government has approved the establishment of Enugu State Local Emergence Management Agency ,to forestall the emergent activities that could be destructive in some areas in the State.
State Commissioner for Information, Aka Eze Aka, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the state executive council meeting held Friday,November 10, in Government House,Enugu.
He said the State Executive council also deliberated on the issue of people building on water ways and it’s disadvantages.
The Commissioner added that road construction has started massively in the state, to the delight of Enugu people.
According to him, the State executives also deliberated on transport infrastructure projects(TIP).
Speaking extensively on the Enugu State’ Local Emergency Management Agency,, the ,Commissioner for Special Duties,Emeka Ajogwu, said the state government has approved establishmet of Enugu State Local Emergency Management Agency in the Seventeen local government areas of the state and the bill will be taken to the state House of Assembly for the law to be enacted .
He said Governor Mbah was proactive and decided to send the bill to Enugu State House of Assembly for law to be enacted.
The commissioner disclosed that the state Executives also frowned at the unfortunate situation where people were building in waterways ,example ,the Ekulu river.
“Such buildings are buildings we consider disaster ,waiting to happen. Exco considers it as a waste . It is very necessary for them to start evatuating from there” Aka said .
The Commissioner disclosed that State government will soon construct a second bridge over the Ekulu river and will also dualise the road to ease traffick at the area.
Ajogwu warned those building on waterways to stop because the houses will be brought down.
Pix- R-L Otiji, Ajogwu, Aka , Ozor
On his part, the Commissioner for works,Engr Otiji, said work will soon start at the new Artisan cool huh bridge
Speaking on TIP, Commissioner for Transport, Obi Ozo said the state government will embark on Transport Infrastructure Projects ( TIP)which remains the strategy that will be able to provide infrastructure that will enable the movement of people and goods across the state.
“The phase one of this project starts with four terminals, namely, the Enugu central station ,which is a dual terminal at Holy Ghost to stem the challenges of traffic and inefficiency that Enugu people faced in Holy Ghost for years; Gariki central station , Abakpa central station and Nsukka Central station.
Ozo said the stations will come with bus stop, junctions, which allow for free movement for new BRT buses that are coming into Enugu, all powered by CNG and solar
The Commissioner said the terminals will allow people to have social lives like cinemas, shopping centres and other amenities .
“On the logistic side, there are three key hubs, Emene logistics hub, 9th Mile logistics hub and Obollo-Afor inland container Depot.
He said, “Enugu state is blessed by being positioned strategically, where we are the gateway from North East to the north central to the South East to the South south and His Excellency’s vision is to leverage on that.
“We will really become the economic heartbeat and the logistics hub that will power all these regions.
“What you will see in the next few months is that these logistics hubs will help farmers in exporting their products ffom the Obollo Afor terminal to anywhere in the world, with coal and other minerals from other states, we will be able to import from any part of the world ,without being challenged,”Ozo said.
Author: Maureen Ikpeama