A delegation from the African Development Bank is currently in Abia state to discuss partnerships between the Government of Abia state and the bank.
The partnership is aimed at reconstructing some major developmental projects which includes major roads in Aba, especially Port Harcourt Road and Ikot Ekpene Road, among others.
The Governor while receiving the delegation said Road infrastructure is very important to us in Aba.
â€œApart from being the commercial nerve Centre of Abia, Aba is the SME Centre of Nigeria.
â€œAba is very important to the economy of both Abia and Nigeria.
â€œSo the issue of road infrastructure, waste management and storm water management are the challenges we face in Aba.
â€œAbia State does not have the resources to do good work at Port Harcourt and Ikot Ekpene roads.
â€œWith your visit today, youâ€™ve renewed our hope that help will come very soon and the roads will be fixed.
â€œOn our part we have tried to do what is required of us in terms of ensuring that the ground work is done to enable AfDB come in.â€
Speaking on why they are in Abia State, Katambula said: â€œWe are eager to participate in the development of Abia State.
â€œOur mission today is a follow up to meeting we had before.
â€œWe want to ensure that everything is ready because we want to fast track the projects that the bank will take up in Abia.â€
The team also went on site inspections to the road to ascertain the level of work. The inspection tour offered them the opportunity of first hand information of the level of decay of the roads and the trauma and suffering of the residents and travelers in and around these two key roads.
AfDB is currently doing the technical analysis and studies of the roads before releasing funds for repairs of the roads.