Emelam Udo Umuahia
Following the declaration of state of emergency on some key sectors of Abia economy including, Health by the Governor Alex Otti led Administration, government says it has upgraded General Hospital, Amachara and the Abia Specialist and Diagnostic Centre both at Umuahia, now due for commissioning in few days time.
Okey Kanu, the Commissioner for Information and Culture , who made this known in Umuahia while briefing Journalists on the outcome of this week’s Executive Council meeting, said that the development is the outcome of the state of emergency declared on the health sector by Governor Alex Otti during his inaugural speech.
He said that the renovation and upgrading of three other General Hospitals across the three zones are on-going and nearing completion.
He further disclosed that the Gov Otti led Administration had acquired 1000 acres of land that would house the Abia Innovative Industrial Park at Owaza, the Oil rich Community in Ukwa West Local Government Area of the state.
The Abia Information boss hinted that the Individual Park which groundbreaking ceremony by Gov. Otti would take place on Saturday (30th September)
He said the Industrial Park would house among others, manufacturing hub, Real estate, Modular Refinery and Incubation centre
He also disclosed that additional 3 roads recently reconstructed by the government would be commissioned as soon as installation of Solar powered street lights are concluded.
Kanu noted that the ongoing lighting up Abia project which has improved security of the state is also aimed at creating business opportunities for Abians and investors alike.
The Information Commissioner said that Abia state would actively participate in the South East Economic and Security Summit taking place on the 28th of this month in Owerri,Imo State,adding that the Gov Alex Otti’s government is committed to nipping in the bud criminality in every part of the state.
Also contributing,the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Navy Commodore Macdonald Uba Rtd, said that the Vision and mission of the Governor was to place Abia on the global map of which security of lives and properties are key.
He noted that there had been appreciable level of security in all parts of the state in recent times along Uturu and Umunneochi axis following the “Operation Crush initiative” recently launched by Governor Otti.
Navy Commodore Uba noted that government in partnership with security operatives recently demolished shanties and other illegal structures where criminals use as hideout within Lokpanta axis and advised remaining criminals in the state to relocate as government would leave no stone unturned in making the state safe for all.