The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano is set to construct a Pedestrian crossing at the Regina Caeli Junction along the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway in Awka.
Residents of Awka, the capital of Anambra State, find this awkward as the newly constructed flyovers by same governor are being shut down amidst fears of imminent collapse.
Recently, cracks were observed on the flyovers which have barely served one year since they were commissioned by Obiano.
Gov Willie Obiano announced the construction of Pedestrian crossing when he inaugurated the new branch of Roban Stores in Awka yesterday afternoon.
He said the project will commence next month and would be completed by January next year.
According to him, the Project was aimed at easing the stress on pedestrians in crossing the expressway which usually experience heavy traffic, to reduce accidents at the junction and to enable people on the other side of the town patronize the new business outlet.
The governor assured that his administration would continue to create the enabling environment that will encourage investors to seek wealth creating opportunities in the state, noted that so far, about 4.7million US dollars have been attracted in investments in the state, with a major quotient being done by Ndi Anambra.
He explained that this laudable achievements was made possible through the instrumentality of ANSIPPA which was set up to coordinate investments activities in the state as well as the innovation of land bank through which lands are made available to prospective investors in communities with comparative advantage in their specific investment areas.
Governor Obiano promised that the State Government will provide adequate security to enable the Store operate 24hours, and urged the investor to utilize the investment to create jobs for the people.
The Commissioner for Trade, Commerce and Industry, Mrs Amaka Ilobi said the present administration is not only making the clarion call on Ndi Anambra to bring their wealth home but also matching his words with action in providing security and the necessary structure for investments to thrive.
Earlier, the Managing Director of the Stores, Sir Robert Anwuatu while thanking Governor Obiano for creating the enabling environment for him to bring his wealth into the state, said through the business, they intend to provide Ndi Anambra with World-class experience in retailing Service.