A frontline aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the November 6, 2021, governorship election in Anambra State, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo, has promised massive development to uplift the Anambra North senatorial district if elected governor.
In a statement issued by the media unit of his campaign organisation, the politician made the promise while addressing PDP stakeholders, statutory delegates, local government and Ward executives of Anambra West Local Government Area at Mmiata-Anam yesterday.
Okonkwo, who said he would turn the region into a construction site to boost its economic potential, added that as a governor, he would connect the senatorial district with Kogi State by constructing a bridge to link both states.
According to him, “I promise to construct a bridge that will connect Anambra and Kogi States, and cut down travel time between Anambra State and Abuja to three hours.”
He said Anambra West LGA, known as the food basket of the state, has the potential to become the agro-allied industrial heartbeat of the South-east region, adding that increasing the capacity of the people for technology-driven agriculture would improve yield and return on investment.
The governorship hopeful also promised to improve the value-chain of agriculture in the area and create more jobs in the sector.
“You are great farmers but you don’t make the most of your land because of poor farming techniques. But we will change all that. We shall improve your capacity for technology-driven agriculture.
“We shall also improve on the value-chain in the sector and use same to create jobs. That will make farmers richer as they will now export finished products,” he explained.
Okonkwo also promised to put in place a master plan for the development of the district, saying Anambra North shall be the state signature destination for developmental projects.
He listed some of the projects he plans for the region to include new towns and massive infrastructural developments that would make the region attractive to investors.