The governorship candidate of All Progressive Congress, APC, for the November 6 election in Anambra State, Senator Andy Uba has released his manifesto which has a strong bias on job creation and security.
“The intention of my government is to create massive jobs across Anambra State and tackle inequality,” he said in the manifesto statement. “I am a firm believer that the root causes of the security situation we presently have in our country and the rising agitations are due to the limited economic opportunities.”
Other ways in which he would make the economy work better includes re-jigging school curriculum to teach entreprenuerial skills, revamping existing vocational centres, giving tax incentives and rebates to companies, provide a business-friendly environment, issue construction permit within 48 hours, etc.
He also vowed to build industrial parks in the state.
Also, he reckons that if he triggers the economic resurgence of Anambra State, he would eliminate the army of the unemployed from which criminals recruit their footsoldiers. That is not all. He said his government, if elected, will tackle security “through a combination of organizational, technological, and communal resources”.
He promised to create Special Security Trust Fund, a Crime Database, an emergency call centre, and reform the criminal justice system.
On education, Andy Uba promised to focus on STEM, develop a community-based approach, encourage endownment funding for schools, eliminate all unnessary fees, provide wireless services and ICT hubs, employ more teachers, and pay special attention to rural schools
Besides security, education, jobs/economy, other items in the manifesto include infrastructure, healthcare, agriculture, local government, gender inclusivity, environment, youths and sports.
Andy Uba critized the PDP and APGA governments who have ruled Anambra in the last 20 years but have “very little monuments to show for it”. He vowed to be different.
The APC candidate unveiled the three principles he would work with which include Inclusiveness, Fairness towards all, and Justice for all.
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