The member representing Ihitte/Uboma constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly, Hon. Onyemaechi Njoku Crown, has assured his constituents that he will ensure Federal, and State government brings projects that will benefit the people.
He made the disclosure last Sunday, during an interactive session with youths of Ihitte/Uboma in his residence at Umuderim, Imo State.
Crown who acknowledged that his mandate to represent the constituency in the State House was courtesy of youth support, said it was necessary to interface with his people to enable them appraise his performances for the short period he has been in office. This is to figure out areas of success and challenges.
He further appealed that such support should continue as the need to consolidate his mandate will create the platform for other youth with future political ambition to larch on the already exiting foundation to achieve their goals.
The lawmaker said since he got elected to the house both previous and present government have not released constituency development project fund to any member for them to execute projects in their constituencies.
However, he affirmed that some of the philanthropic gesture and few projects he extends to constituents were out of his personal effort.
Highlighting some achievements he made, Crown pointed out that in the 2020 budget he recommended rehabilitation of six roads to the state government and renovation of schools and health centres in Ihitte/Uboma, which was stalled due to the removal of Emeka Ihedioha as governor on 15th January, following the Supreme Court judgment.
Not happy that his previous efforts to get government rehabilitate the dilapidated infrastructure in the area failed, he encouraged the constituents to be hopeful, as the Federal Emergency Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), which he sent a memo to repair deadly potholes on most of the roads in Ihitte/Uboma has commenced work.
Crown also said the request he made to relevant authorities for urgent rescue of Lowa community from the menace of gully erosion has been captured by the federal ecological fund budget for next year.
Dispelling allegation peddled around by detractors, the legislator, advised his constituents to avoid being misguided, explaining that his work as a lawmaker was to attract relevant authorities to consider citing projects that will be beneficial to the people in the area.
Others include raising motions on laws as well as policies that are in the interest of the constituents and not to execute projects as that is the responsibility of the executive
In their separate remarks, Mr. Emeka Nwokeke, advocated that the interactive session should be made an annual event, suggesting the need to pitch the venue for subsequent interaction at a neutral place where other oppositions could feel free to come and air their opinions, Dr. Harold on the other hand, reminded the youth that it is their responsibility to protect the mandate they have given to Honourable Njoku, stressing that the lawmaker is the first in the history of Ihitte/Uboma politics to assemble constituents for a feedback after being elected to office.