When Imolites lamented what they called ‘China’ roads (sobriquet for a substandard product) foisted on them by the past Okorocha government they were mistaken when they thought that they have seen the last of it. They are yet to define the quality of road from Gov Uzodimma. All I can say is that Okorocha’s china road is far better than Uzodimma’s. Take a trip to Port Harcourt road and the MCC/Uratta road and you will be shocked. These two roads are less than two months but are anything far from new. I am not convinced that work has been completed on these roads.
From MCC road you will see patch works ongoing on a road with that span of life. It is terrible. The road has already broken down with pot holes and some parts not covered with tar. Is this what the Shared Prosperity or Poverty noise is all about? It is important to call attention to this because this is like a rape on the people’s scarce resources. Are we supposed to be going forward or backward?
Important questions are very necessary at this point. Who certified the road okay for use and was it completed on the basis of the contract terms. Which contractor performed the job? The governor should take a trip to visit these roads and confirm for himself that that is the prosperity or poverty that he has planned for Imo people. Imo deserves something better.
An Owerri-based reporter has described the roads as Aba-made roads lower in quality than the China experience.