Anambra community cries out over dearth of water, access roads

By Fredrick Okopie

The people of Isiagu community in Awka South Local Government Area of
Anambra State have appealed to the Federal and state governments to come
to their aid by providing potable water and access roads, which are virtually
non-existent in the area.

They made the appeal through their traditional ruler, HRH Igwe Augustine
Nwankwo (Igwe Agu) who spoke during a press conference ahead of the 2017
New Yam festival yesterday.

According to the community, “we need clean water for drinking and other
domestic and industrial needs. Sinking of borehole here is tasking,
consequently, it’s only in my palace that there is a borehole in the whole
community and everyone fetches from it.

“We, therefore, appeal to the state and national assemblies, Anambra State
and Federal Governments to assist us. We have the Obizi stream as well as
the Ezu River where water could be taken, purified and reticulated within the

With regards to the community’s need for inter-connecting access roads, the
monarch listed the roads to include the Isiagu-Ezinator-Ring Road and the
Isiagu-Amansea-Orumba Road, adding that as a farming community, where
many industries now come to source for raw materials, the importance of
these roads cannot be over emphasized as they make for easy access and
evacuation of farm produce all year round.

On its new yam festival, Igwe Nwankwo said prizes have been lined up for
the top three farmers with the biggest size of yam, which usually served as
morale booster for others to strive to win in subsequent year.

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