For the implementation of the Master Plan of Nnewi, the Executive Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has requested a round table discussion with stakeholders of the town.
Prof. Chukwuma Soludo made the request on Sunday, when he commissioned Okpuno Uruagu Primary Health Centre Nnewi renovated By Oliver Nwagbala and inspection of the palace of Okpuno Uruagu Nnewi built by Chief Cletus Ibeto.
According to the Governor, for Nnewi to live up to its name as the Japan of Africa, there is a need for Public Private Community Partnership (PPCP), noting that he is very passionate about the development of Nnewi.
The Governor said that Nnewi, which he described as the largest city in Anambra South Senatorial Zone, needs urgent attention, especially in the area of infrastructure, urging the stakeholders of the town to come together.
Speaking further, the Governor revealed that the state government has already designed a master plan for Nnewi which will be made public, calling on the Chief Executive Officer of Ibeto Group, Chief Cletus Ibeto convene a meeting of stakeholders in the town.
Describing Chief Cletus Ibeto as the Nnewi Business Leader, he urged him to convene a group of 20-25 Nnewi stakeholders, to discuss on the implementation of implementation of Nnewi master plan, assuring that he will attend the meeting whenever it is fixed.
He revealed that he has a special interest in Nnewi especially as it regards the road infrastructure and also the transformation of Nkwo Nnewi triangle, noting that this transformation can take place now he is the Governor.
The Governor revealed that the idea of the stakeholders’ meeting is to discuss how resources can be pulled together to develop the town, stating that now is the time for Governance not for politics.
He said that apart from the construction of Okpunoeze-Nnewi Hotel Road, Isaho-Teaching Hospital Road, and Bank Road which are all ongoing, he wants to bring in more projects in Nnewi, hence the need for the stakeholders meeting.
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