My take on Anambra cargo airport ~ by Chris Azubogu
One of the questions people keep on asking me while I seek the mandate of our people on the November 6 Governorship election, has always been what is my position on the ongoing Anambra Airport Project?
I have always maintained, that the Airport project is already ongoing and Governor Obiano has stated that it will be ready within the year. So the issue of whether Anambra State needs an airport or not has been defeated since the airport is already here with us.
For me, the next thing for us is to focus on how to create thriving economic activities that will attract traffic to the airport and make it more viable.
If elected the governor of Anambra State by God’s grace, we will focus on putting Infrastructure that will advance our quest to lead in the manufacturing sector and exportation of goods from Anambra State through the Airport and thereby making it viable.
Anambra State will also pursue the Agro-processing hub project within the Omambala area, which will add value to our Airport too.
Again, opening all the access roads to the Airport and connecting all corners of the State with a good road network to make the Airport more accessible, will be pursued.
Through Intergovernmental relations, we will collaborate with other neighbouring states and Federal Government to construct Anambra/Kogi road via Anambra West LGA and Anambra/Enugu road via Ayamelum LGA, this will make the Airport easily accessible also to make the airport also accessible to people from neighbouring part of Kogi and Enugu states.
We will also dualize Nkwelle-Ezunaka 33 Road from the back of Onitsha GRA to Otuocha junction, which will reduce gridlock and give road users multiple options.
The general focus is to stimulate strong economic activities that will fuel aviation transportation activities through the state Airport.
As for the pictures I have seen so far from the airport site, I am impressed.