By John Ndu :
Awka, June 20, 2020 (MOI) Anambra State Government says it will not back down from demolishing shanties and illegal structures that deface Awka Capital City and other major towns in the state.
This is part of efforts at beautifying and promoting the aesthetics of the capital territory as well as keeping the state clean.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Awka Capital Territory Development Authority (ACTDA), Ven. Amaechi Okwuosa made the declaration while briefing newsmen in Awka.
Ven. Okwuosa observed that the some developers erect structures without regards to regulation; drainages and in other unauthorised places, thereby causing obstruction to free flow of water.
The ACTDA boss vowed to continue to remove illegal structures as one of the options to check erosion in the city.
“Anambra is battling erosion as a result of the illegal structures. Some erosion sites have claimed lives and the state government is initiating measures at checking the menace and recovering lands being subsumed.
“We cannot tolerate such illegal acts to the detriment of our loved ones. We advise prospective builders to visit ACTDA office or relevant agencies for proper guideline.
“The vision of the state government, under the leadership of Gov. Willie Obiano is to transform Anambra, especially Awka City into a Smart City.
“With this vision, we are working toward that direction; our desire is to turn Awka into modern City and an enviable town,’’ Okwuosa stressed. (MOI)