Gabriel Enenche —
The Governor of AnambraState, Chukwuma Soludo, has been urged to address the housing challenges in the state capital by collaborating with the private sector.
In a report gotten from the Nigerian Sun, Managing Director of Daniel Bob Group Limited, an estate development company, Daniel Orji, in a statement, said the increasing housing shortage in Awka was due to the failure of previous administrations to invest in the sector.
He said it was sad that there was no active or functional government owned estate project in Awka in spite of the good number of large expanse of land for the purpose.
While calling on the governor to audit land allocation in the the state capital and set a deadline within which the owners must develop dormant ones, Orji also stated that the governor should set up a specialized bank for mortgage financing to create low interest loans for developers in the state.
He further urged the governor to revisit the 3-Arms Zone project at Isiagu in Awka South Local Government Area which he said represents the New Awka but, has not been able to take off because of the absence of government presence, critical infrastructure and social amenities. He said the project had been abandoned at various stages of execution.