IMO STATE – The community of Ihiagwa in Owerri West Local Government Area, about 30 kilometres to the state capital has been suffering from bad road for a long time, which is a major problem in the community and neighbouring ones.
Speaking on the matter, Mr. Chinedu Francis, 47, a lecturer of Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) expressed his feelings on the matter saying that the road is not accessible, and that the state government has not done anything about it.
He also said he spends much money on the repairs of his car as a result of plying through the bad roads.
“On Sunday I went to church I couldn’t see any vehicle that will take me to church, I trekked to church at Ezi-Obodo; that is very very stressful,” he lamented.
Pastor Benneth Oyewuenyi, 65, spoke angrily about the road problem saying the government has promised them better road but has not done anything to put the road in good condition.
“This road has affected us both spirit, soul and body, business is not moving here any more,” he said.
Mr. Joseph Udenwa, 36, who is a business man said the road has also affected them both socially and economically because there is no much business activities around Ihiagwa.
He explained that the worst of it all is the transport system in the area, which has also been slow and ineffective.
A businessman who chose to be identified only by Mr. Humble said that it has been very expensive for him to move around to run his business.
The road, which is connecting two federal schools in the state has been totally destroyed and difficult to access by the citizens, business and students in the state.
This Ihiagwa road has been in total dilapidation for about two years now and has really affected the livelihood and businesses of the entire community.
They are calling on the government, especially Imo State government headed by His Excellency, Chief Ikedi Ohakim to come to their rescue.