Rochas lists qualities of a good commissioner BY Chinesa Ogbonna

The Imo State Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha recently explained the attributes expected of members of his cabinet.

According to him,  members of the cabinet are expected to kill the self-interest in them while the people’s interest come first as people on a rescue mission who are in a haste to deliver the dividends of democracy to the ordinary Imo citizens.

The Governor made the above clarification while swearing-in new commissioners at the  Government House, Owerri. They are; Mr Uche Nwosu, Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Urban planning and Chief Nick Oparandundu, Commissioner for Planning and Economic Development.

As he urged the Commissioner to see their appointments as opportunities, to contribute to the development of the state, Governor Okorocha stressed his administration’s zero-tolerance for corruption and hinted that Commissioners, advisers and assistants of various categories found wanting would be shown the way out.

But he counseled those who might be affected by such an exercise not to see it as hatred but a way to move the state forward.

In their various responses the commissioners promised to cue into the rescue mission agenda.

The new Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Urban Planning, Mr Uche Nwosu noted that the ministry was perceived by the public as a den of corruption and promised to clean the stable.

He said that under his watch those allocated land must develop them before one year after which they will be re-allocated and promised to review land allocations in the state since 2007 in order to stem land  racketeering  in order to  reduce and conflicts.



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