A notable Contractor and Philanthropist from Ideato South LGA Mr John Paul Ochemba has commended the Governor of Imo state Sen Hope Uzodinma for the recent award of Owerri to Orlu and Owerri to Okigwe roads to one of the best Road Construction Companies in the Country Julius Berger Construction Plc describing the signing of the papers and the eventual award as the highest road awards by any state Governor in Imo state since the creation of the state.
John Paul Ochemeba who is known as Asinaobughi Chineke stated this yesterday in Owerri while interacting with Journalists. He expresses joy with the Contract adding that those roads if completed would connect all the road networks in the state noting that with such awards, the Governor, he said has shown that he is one leader who thinks big for the state thanking God for the wisdom and courage he gave the Governor to award the road even in the midst of scarce resources.
He said that as a Contractor, he understands what is involved in the award and construction of such roads with difficult terrain.
He called for support for the Governor to enable him realize his lofty dreams for the state insisting that all that the Governor needed at this time was total support and encouragement from all Imo people stating that attacking him because of narrow political reasons could distract him.
He however pledged to support the Governor in whatever way he could saying that Governor Hope Uzodinma means well for the state. He expressed confidence that Julius Berger will do a good job and will also complete the roads within the agreed time limit.
He said that the two roads are very dear to Imo people and motorists and that the bad condition of the roads have continued to be source of worry to many motorists as lives have been lost through accidents and goods worth millions naira destroyed on those two roads. He said that past governments have tried little or nothing in fixing which he said informed his reason for commending the Governor for the rare courage and determination in awarding the contract to Julius Berger.