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Anambra Govt To Reward Streets Who Complete Their Repaintings In Onitsha

Anambra State Government says it will offer ten million naira to the first street in Onitsha to complete their repainting from February 1 to March 10, 2024.

Angel Network News report that the Anambra Commissioner for Environment, Egnr. Felix Odimegwu during an interactive session with Onitsha landlords recently said the runners up will receive five million naira while the third position will smile home with three million.

“We are here for the follow up of the last visit here where our governor sent his deputy to come and interact with the Fegge landlords on degeneration and facelift of Onitsha.

“We want to do this thing in three folds; repainting, where the governor brought out a challenge ‘Ka Anambra Chakee’ which prompted him to set a cash gift to any street that comes together, discuss and embark on this initiative, paint from street end to street end.

“It is the wish of the governor to embark on this initiative. He said that he would be here on Friday. This is an agenda that is not hard to do and also it is for our health benefit.

“Another one is cleaning of drainages. Onitsha was last rated as the dirtiest place in West Africa but this government since it came, is deliberate to change Onitsha from the present narrative and place it on the right direction it should be.

“Since solid roads constructions are going on, it will be an eyesore that the environment, buildings within these roads are dilapidated, we all know that paints help in protecting houses, so we are here to appreciate the governor.

“Fegge is well planned, when we painted all our houses, plant trees, it will make your properties valuable, appreciate naturally and also conducive for foreign investors and businesses.”

World Health Organization (WHO) has also made it known that 60 percent of the causes of our ailments are from the environment.

“The Local Government Chairman fixed this meeting today to ginger Onitsha landlords and as you are doing it, Awka landlords are doing theirs, likewise Awada and the chairman is trying to see that Onitsha landlords come first. If this 1st, 2nd  and 3rd positions come to Onitsha South, it will be remarkable.

“Also is tree planting, if we can also plant step trees, masquerade tree, map out small space for this, each street should choose their choice and each building plants two step trees  each in front of their buildings and in straight line too.

“Each street will pick their tree choice and colour, which must be the same for the whole building in that street but the colour must be a particular colour but might be of different shades”. The commissioner further explained.

The Transition Committee Chairman, Onitsha South Local Government, Mr. Emeka Orji in his contribution said that to support the governor in his initiative and to encourage Onitsha landlords, that he will add 1million, 500,000 and 300,000 to the first, second and third streets.

“We are beginning this week because there is no more time, infact, any building that first starts the painting will get #I00,000, let’s make Onitsha proud, even the governor.

“I want to also remind us that I will start demolition very soon, so let everybody hear it and immediately demolished, the scraps will collect  them immediately. We don’t want fence around any building in Onitsha South, let it be removed before we start our work,” he pleaded.

Vice Chairman Landlord Association, Mr Ndubuisi Umezurike on assuring the commissioner that the initiative is a welcome development, said that he led a team on waste evacuation at Portharcourt road on Sunday and in the process he stood at the front of First biank by Niger street and  on looking forward, surprisingly, he sighted Upper Iweka at a stretch and he was encouraged.

“Infact, we have been planning to come and thank the governor for this, please let us do this, we are born and brought up of this place, we know everything. We are doing it for ourselves, this is our place,” he pleaded.

One of the stakeholders, Mr. Sylvester Emeka Okafor stressed on the need to embrace the initiative and the need to use a very good paint with quality which will not wash away but retained the quality for the achievement and sustainability of the governors agenda.

Another Stakeholder, Mr. Patrick Azumma, advised on the need to inform these new building landlords by announcing the colour code of each street so that those that are about to paint their buildings will queue in immediately.


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