RESIDENTS of Aba, the commercial city of Abia State and its environs have lamented the deplorable state of roads within Abia South constituency and appealed to the state government to come to their aid before the rainy season cause more damage than already is.
Aba south, the most industrious and populated city in Abia has the worst road network in the entire South East and life is made very difficult for its inhabitants, especially during the rainy reason.
After each rainfall, most roads become impassable, especially Ngwa Road, Obohia road, Uratta road, Port Harcourt road, Ohanku road and Omuma road all in Aba south constituency coupled with the mountain of refuse littered in various parts of Aba south.
A businessman, Chief Ogba, expressing disappointment, said that every rainy season their own part of Aba (Aba south constituency) will be cut-off from the rest of the city due to the rains, which submerges the roads and buildings.
Hon, Obinna Ichita, member representing Aba south constituency in the Abia state House of Assembly when contacted by NEWSPORTFOLIO correspondent lamented the poor state of the roads in his constituency.
“For some time now, we have drawn the attention of Abia state government to our plight but nothing has been done. We have been ignored by the government that should protect us,” Hon. Ichita lamented.
He said that despite $56 million USD secured from World Bank for the construction of the above mentioned roads, there is nothing on ground to show for it as those roads are still impassable end-to-end.
It would be recalled that on the 14th of july 2021, the Abia state House of Assembly passed a resolution asking the Abia state government to as a matter of public health concern do something about the poor living and environmetal conditions of the people of Aba south constituency but the state government is yet to comply with this resolution.