Saturday, June 11, 2011

Erosion Threatens Oboama Communities

Daily Independent
9 June 2011

Erosion Threatens Oboama Communities

Oboama communities - Umuekwere and Umuohii - in Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area, Imo State are being threatened by gully erosion and heavy flooding.

A native of Umuekwere, Mr. Cosmas Njoku, who narrated the ordeal, pointed out that the Ikedi Ohakim's administration's abandonment of work on Okpala - Aba branch road is the major cause of their plight.

He said the road, which was built by the late Sam Mbakwe's administration during the second republic, had not been rehabilitated for several years but was made worse by Ohakim's intervention, which was purely for political reason.

While stressing that the erosion last year collapsed some houses in the area, Engineer Ben Amanze, an indigene, urged the state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, to assist the communities.

According to him, economic activities in the area had been affected, as it is no longer accessible.

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