Some women and road users in Mgbakwu Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State have commended the pace of the reconstruction of Isuaniocha-Mgbakwu road. They express optimism that if the current zeal is maintained, the construction project will be completed before the rains set in.
Mgbakwu is one of the agrarian communities and food baskets of Anambra State. Women constitute the greater number of the farming population in the area as they are seen every morning with their bicycles carrying heavy loads while pushing through the deplorable roads in the area.
This explains why some women and road users in the area have continued to monitor the level and quality of work on the project, which was awarded by the Willie Obiano-led administration two years ago. Though work has been in progress, some respondents are of the view that completing the road before the 2020 rainy season, will fast track development of the community. One of them, Mrs. Ebere Okafor, commended the firm for the drainage being constructed, while expressing the hope that the portions already completed would be ashphalted without further delay.
Another female farmer, Mrs. Ogonna nwoye, while recalling the level of hardship they experienced on the road, appealed to the government to supervise the work properly. For miss Chinelo Nnatu, notwithstanding the inconvenience occassioned by the road construction, the zeal being demonatrated by the workers is an indication that farmers and other road users will soon heave a sigh of relief. A road user, Mr. Chukwujekwu Umenyiora, was impressed with the current level of the construction.
A community leader, Mr. Nduka Nzekwe, is however not satisfied with the quality of work done, even as he agreed that the pace of work had increased. In an interview, the contractor handling the reconstruction of Isuaniocha—Mgbakwu road, Mr. luke Aniakor, thanked the people of the area for their patience despite the inconveniences caused by the work. He assured that the remaining one kilometer would be completed before the rain would set in.
The people of Awka North are no doubt expectant that the road, which leads to both federal and state establishments will be completed before the rains. The road, when completed, is expected to open up the area and assist farmers in transporting farm produce to other parts of the state.