Abia Government to Create a New Master Plan for Aba City, Sets Up Committee

Abia Government to Create a New Master Plan for Aba City, Sets Up Committee

The Abia State Government has concluded plans to develop a new master plan that will guide the development of Aba, the commercial nerve center of the state as a mega city for the next 30 years or more.

The Commissioner for Information and Culture, Prince Okey Kanu said this while briefing newsmen alongside his colleagues on the outcome of this week’s Executive Council meeting presided over by the Governor, Dr. Alex Otti.

According to Kanu, with the plans, Aba is going to metamorphose into a mega city and a major business hub for East of the Niger.

The Commissioner while emphasizing the importance of the plan towards the expansion project of Aba, said that details of the master plan will be made public at the appropriate time.

The information Commissioner also said that a special committee has been approved by the Executive Council to spare head the development of a new commercial core for Aba.

According to the Commissioner, the initiative aims at facilitating the establishment of new markets in Aba and rebuilding the Ngwa road market (Ahia Ohuru ) recently gutted by fire.

He also disclosed plans by the State Government to rebuild the Enyimba International Stadium into a modern stadium that is befitting.

He observed that the market around the Enyimba International Stadium creates traffic congestion adding that the special committee has the mandate to decongest the Ngwa road market axis leading to the Enyimba International Stadium .

The Information boss said that the payment of compensation for the second phase of the demolition of Houses on Ossah road has commenced . Those affected have started receiving their compensation.

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On the allegation that some people that were allocated lands by ABSEDA under the past administration were being denied access to the land, the GM Umuahia Capital Development Authority (UCDA), Mr Kingsley Agomuo said those affected do not have any document covering the land and advised anyone who desire to get allocation from the State to first visit the ministry of Lands so they will be guided appropriately.

Regarding a contaminated stream in a community in Ikwuano LGA, the Commissioner for environment Mr. Philemon Ogbonna said that investigation is on to unravel the source of the contamination, even as he made public that a team of environmentalists have visited the area.

He cautioned members of the community to stay clear from the stream until investigations are concluded, assuring that those affected would be well taken care of by the State Government.

Azubuike Jinanwa/Divine Nwankwo
Govt. House Press, Umuahia.

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