The Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to develop Okigwe, to bring it out of the abyss of underdevelopment.
He made this assertion while laying the foundation ceremony of the Five – Star Princess Hotel Okigwe, at the Hotel site in Okigwe.
The Governor said that the foundation stone of a 4-storey five – star Hotel was in line with the agenda of the State Government to develop the economy of the State through the Tourism industry.
Owelle Okorocha described Hotel as the highest industry that attracts foreigners and foreign investment, pointing out that days are gone when Okigwe is associated with backwardness and assured the people that the town would witness tremendous infrastructural development before December, including street lights.
Governor Okorocha said that 40% of the total cost of the project has been paid to the Spanish company that is building the project, and urged the contractor to ensure early completion of the project.
He further said that apart from the Hotel, Government has embarked on other developmental projects like road construction and rehabilitation, construction of General Hospitals, Schools, the Okigwe International Stadium, a Shopping Mall and a Cultural center and to ensure socio-economic development of the zone.
The Governor charged the people of Okigwe to brace up to the challenges of development by ensuring the cleanliness and security of the town.
Speaking also the Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly,Rt Hon Benjamin Uwajumogu,son of Okigwe zone showered encomiums on the Governor for his commitment to the development of Okigwe, pointing out that no government has ever embarked on development project in the area like the Governor has done.
He said that the present government has no intention to share public fund, rather that it believes in using the public fund to develop the people and appealed to his people to shun politicians who could not do anything to the people when they had the opportunity and for support the administration of Owelle Rochas Okorocha in its effort to develop the zone.