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Mixed reactions trail demolition of roundabouts in Imo




The latest demolition of some main roundabouts in Owerri, the Imo State capital, on the order of the state Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has been producing a lot reactions from folks within the state.

Some residents have described the transfer as a welcome improvement, whereas others view it as misplaced precedence and waste of public funds within the face of dire monetary challenges bedevilling the state.

Residents of Owerri on Tuesday woke as much as uncover that the favored Imo State College (IMSU) junction roundabout located alongside Okigwe street space of the state capital he’s been demolished

On August 10, 2021, the federal government home/Okigwe street by Wetheral roundabout constructed by Rochas Okorocha Rescue Mission administration, was additionally pulled down by the 3R authorities of Senator Hope Uzodinma.

First to be affected was the Ware Home Roundabout roundabout located in entrance of the Imo Worldwide Convention Centre IICC, adopted by the Emmanuel School roundabout by Wetheral Street.

Different roundabouts destroyed embrace the Hearth Service roundabout located alongside Mbaise street, Poly junction by Naze., Aba street amongst others.

The knocking down of those roundabouts, described as landmark constructions by the Rescue Mission Authorities, has raised some issues from stakeholders who’ve questioned the rationale behind the demolition.

A senior Owerri based mostly lawyer and human rights activist, callistus Osueke has taken a swipe on the Imo state governor, senator Hope Uzodinma for demolishing a few of former governor Okorocha’s signature initiatives in a delicate try and erase his legacies, thereby inflicting Ache on Imo people who find themselves helplessly watching in disappointment.

He famous that he has been within the state for a very long time and witnessed the administrations of James Aneke, Tanko Zubairu, Achike Udenwa, Ikedi Ohakim, Rochas Okorocha and Chief Emeka Ihedioha, however has by no means seen a authorities that’s as insensitive to the plight of the folks, because the self acclaimed Hope Uzodinma shared prosperity authorities that has not solely alienated itself from the folks, however takes enjoyment of unleashing ache, hardship, lack and deprivation on them.

Some motorists who spoke to DAILY POST who visited the scene, stated, “we help the demolition of the bogus roundabout which occupies a higher a part of the street and makes it tough for autos to cross the realm, thereby inflicting site visitors gridlock.”

A journalist, Chidiebube Okeoma, who additionally faulted the demolition train, stated that the governor ought to have targeted on addressing urgent challenges, corresponding to fee of arrears, employees’ salaries.

“Imo is the one state the place the federal government demolished a roundabout and rebuilt it,” he stated.

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