Anambra council chairman inherits empty treasury, intensifies sanitation exercise

By Tony okeke, Onitsha

The transition committee chairman of Oyi Local Government Area, Anambra State, Hon. Emma Nweke, hinted Tuesday, that he inherited empty treasury but would not be deterred in his efforts to ensure infrastructural development and sanitation of the area for the good of the residents.

He made the disclosure while opening  blocked drainages in Nteje market situated along the Enugu/Onitsha expressway, stating that for proper cleanliness, the market would be closed for business on Tuesday.

He hinted that there is harmonious relationship between the traders and the council which prompted him to perform more on sanitation for a conducive atmosphere for business to thrive especially now that some communites in the local Government have come up to urban status.

To buttress his point he hinted that before now Nkwo Awkuzu market was a mountain of refuse, but was cleared when he came on board and warned traders not to dump refuse indiscriminately or build / trade on waterways.

"The law says don't trade or build on drainages and whoever that goes contrary should face the wrath of the law, to help sanitize the area. We have been able to close some leakages on revenue generation. The revenue base of the council has increased than we met it.

"We are putting infrastructures to upgrade the markets, shops here the prices are high because of the commercial nature," he hinted.

On security especially now that the Yuletide is around the corner, the council boss said that water tight security has been put in place stating that the local vigilante groups are working in synergy with the police and other security operatives 

"Security is everybody's business, the council is not peculiar from other insecurity situation.Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo has done well on security, and here we work in synergy with the police, for effective policying", he further stated.

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