The Nenwe Improvement Union (NIU) Enugu branch, has appealed to the chairman, Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu state, Hon. Nwabueze Nwobodo, to provide motorable roads in the four autonomous communities that make up Nenwe town, to enable farmers convey their farm produce to markets in the neighbourhood.
Nenwe farmers are used to growing rice, ground nut, cassava, okro, yam, vegetables, and other cash crops in commercial quantity.
Speaking to LEADERSHIP in Nenwe, chairman of Enugu branch of NIU, Chief Gabriel U. Ejim, a retired director in the State Ministry of Finance, said the four autonomous communities that make up Nenwe, namely Amoji, Agbada, Emudo, and Uhueze, have been cut-off from the outside world due to bad roads.
He further said that the old Enugu-Port-Harcourt Road, which is the only road that runs through the heart of Nenwe, has broken down at several points, adding that motorists now find it difficult to access the town from Nenwe junction which lies on the Enugu-Port-Harcourt Expressway.
Chief Ejim who called on the council chairman who, incidentally hails from Nenwe, to repair the bad roads in the area to enable farmers convey their produce from their farms to the markets, regretted that the council boss has done virtually nothing to develop the area since he assumed office about four years ago.
“We have not seen any visible development in Nenwe despite the fact that our son is the council chairman. At the end of this year, the chairmanship position will be zoned to another zone in Aninri, and we cannot go to his successor to request him to develop Nenwe and that is why we are appealing to our son to do whatever he can within the remaining three months of his tenure to bring repair our roads.”