Owerri And Refuse:


Owerri And Refuse:
Owerri, the capital of Imo State and indeed Imo State few years ago was acclaimed as the cleanest state out of the thirty six states in the country and Abuja.
Few years later, the position of the state snow dived to the dirtiest state in the country. Comparing the rate of this digression between the regime of Chief Ikedi Ohakim and Governor Rochas Okorocha, one will be amazed because of the time lag.
Even as we speak today, filt has taken over the ever busy Tetlow road between numbers 112 to 120 to the extent that vehicles no longer pass through that particular route.
Go to the Emmanuel College party popularly known as New Market Motor Party, Ekeonunwa Market, Relief Market, Works Layout area around the popular Madonna Nursery, Primary and Secondary school.
Are you talking about Amakohia and Akwakuma axis or the Oparanozie areas? The story is entirely the same all over and it is not cheering by every standard.
But the worrisome aspect of it all is the lukewarm attitude of the present Government in the state to face this challenge with the right approach and required manpower.
Granted that there are pockets of aged men moving around in an attempt to cart away the refuse, the truth is that the approach and attitude cannot cope with the demand and situation on ground.
We believe that more manpower and carting equipments should be deployed by Government to be able to meet up with the challenges. The state Government cannot afford to toy with the health of the masses as the continued stay of these refuse around the people imposes serious threat to epidemic outbreak.
It is believed that the state Government should declare a state of emergency in the area of sanitation and refuse disposal in the state especially now that the rains are around the corner.
Government cannot afford to pay lip service to this all important matter that require urgent and distress attention as a stitch in time saves nine.

Imo In The Hands Of A Blind Writer
Henry Ekpe and Gerry Ogu are my buddies-real good friends of mine, although they are both strong members of PDP. They are also the publishers of Trumpeta. A Newspaper that I religiously patronize, first and foremost because they also patronize my small Bush bar in town, Funtastic, and also to be informed accordingly. They do not shy away from writing, or publishing both sides of the coin. I am most certain that they know my attachment to the Government of Owelle Rochas Okorocha. They know that for the benefit of Blind writers I have taken it upon myself to highlight Owelle’s achievements not in the internet but on the walls bordering my Bush Bar for all who want to see, those who are not blind ofcourse. I am certain that my rejoinder to their publication will see the light of the day.
Trumpta’s edition of March 25, 2014, was delivered to me and on the back page was a promo titled “IMO IN THE HANDS OF A BLIND LEADER” written by one Prof. Nath Uzoma -“The Hidden Truth Columnist”, referring to the Peoples Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha. It provoked immense laughter, and suddenly anger in me that I had to pick up my own pen. I am not a good Writer having not been trained in it, nor have I read “Aesop’s Fables” to compete well with the Prof., I am only an animal scientist by education.
After reading through I could not but conclude that it is the writer who is blind and not our leader, Owelle Rochas Okorocha. Sadly, I realized that the Prof deliberately chose to be blind. Why not – being blind to Owelle’s numerous achievements in Imo State helps him to confuse his readers, and indeed Imo people in general especially those who like him have chosen to be blind even to things that can be seen with the naked eyes.
Prof., please where do you come from? Which ward, which Local Government, which state??? I come from Umunomo/Umuchieze ward in Ahiazu Local Government of Imo State. In my ward I can see a new primary school being constructed, and I verily verily believe that such is going on in the 305 wards in Imo State. In my Local Government, I can see a new General hospital being built, and I know such is going on in the 27 Local Governments in Imo State. In my local government, I can see over 15 kilometers of road at various stages of completion, and indeed some have been completed. Rochas Okorocha is doing same or more in other local governments in Imo State.
Prof. Nath Uzoma, are you with me? Are you from Orlu or Okigwe? Are you so blind you cannot see the huge transformations going on in these places? Are you kidding me? Do you live in Owerri municipality? Can you not see the huge transformations in our city? All over the place? Or are you among those who see only roundabouts?
The civil servants, the teachers, the pensioners etc are they not seeing what I am seeing? Are they not paid as at when due? Must they continue to dwell in corruption, and ineptitude before Prof. sees that it is no longer business as usual?
What is wrong in handing Adapalm to private investors so long as Imo State is getting her fair share? Prof., was water running in any house in Owerri 3years ago? So what is wrong in trying to reposition water board? Perhaps, Prof. is among those who go to Adapalm weekly for oil allocation at no cost – sorry those were the dark days of Imo State.
To conclude this my unprofessional write up, I challenge Prof to go to any Primary School, Secondary School, University etc. in Imo State and conduct an opinion poll and report same in his next edition. I challenge Prof. to go to the poor parents at home who no longer have to pay from their nose for school fees, shoes, uniforms, desks and chairs and conduct an opinion poll and report same in his subsequent editions.
Prof., take my advise, VISIT AN EYE DOCTOR today.

By aadauctus onuoha, 08033269681