“with N150 billion, the state roads will be in order. Most of the roads in the state are suffering because of the lack of enough money to put them in order”, the State Commissioner for Works, Engr said.
The Anambra State Commissioner for Works, Engr. Marcel Ifejiofor, has attributed the poor condition of roads in the state to lack of funds, noted that it would cost about 150 billion to fix all roads across the 181 communities that constitute the state. Ifejiofor also stated that most of the roads are in bad shape because heavy trucks that were not designed to carry them ply the roads. The Works Commissioner who spoke to newsmen yesterday at the Government House, Awka, further complained against incessant burning of tires by hoodlums on roads, blockage of drainage system by people who dump refuse into them and called on residents to stop dumping refuse in drainage channels adding that the condition of the roads is worsened by flood that finds its way on the major road as a result of the blocked channels. He added that Anambra state has the highest tarred roads in the country, but complained that the state was experiencing lack of funds to meet up her several infrastructural needs, especially roads.