I will build another airport if elected Anambra governor, says Maduka
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the governorship aspirant in the November 6, governorship election, Dr. Godwin Maduka, has promised to build a second airport in Anambra State if elected the governor of the State in forthcoming gubernatorial.
Dr. Maduka who spoke during the Synod of Diocese on the Niger at Eziowelle, Idemili North Local Government Area of the State said he would invest heavily in the transport sector; air, land, and sea as a way to increase more on Internally Generated Revenue, IGR for the State if elected.
He said: “The airport we have if it is not working, we relocate and do more, not relocate, we will have an addition. We thank our Governor for making it possible for a plane to land in Anambra State”. He said.
He however condemned the road being constructed by both previous and current administrations in the State as inferior, saying that such roads under his watch would amount to huge embarrassment.
Dr. Maduka assured that if elected, he would construct roads that will last for at least 10 years before such roads will come under rehabilitation. The governorship aspirant also promised that Containers went far to raise the morale of the Southeast businessmen through vowing that goods are going to be cleared at Onitsha Seaport as he would dredge River Niger to the Atlantic Ocean.
As a pharmacist, the aspirant promised to build pharmaceutical factories across the state, this he said would not only produce solutions to the lack of standard drugs in our hospitals for the good health of the members of the public but would go a long way in providing job opportunities for the young health professionals and others.
On Information, Communication Technology (ICT), “I have said Anambra will be the first State to produce mobile phones” he said.
Speaking on the conditions cum welfare of octogenarians in Anambra State, most especially those in the most remote areas, Maduka said under his watch, there will be massive social welfare for the old, whom he said that most of them are languishing without anybody caring for them.
“If you don’t go round and see your people, the people in the corner are living, how can you take good care of them? Some of them don’t have children or any other means to survive, that is a way to die and nothing anymore. I am here to tell you all that under my watch, nobody will be left behind. I don’t care where I find them, in their homes, in the Churches, on the streets, night clubs, I will reach everybody in Anambra State “.
On the increasing insecurity, Dr. Maduka said; “the youths should be provided with jobs to give them hope and in addition, I shall dialogue with them to know their grouse that precipitate their criminal tendencies.”
The Lion of Africa as Maduka is fondly called by his supporters said his donation to Churches was informed by his covenant with God. But beyond that, he said he was brought up in the Church and for them in Umuchukwu where he hails from, they are ecumenical.
“We go to all Christian denominations. We have abandoned the old ways of our traditional worship which is going through different deities. We respect and go to every Church. I will always do my sacrifices. The Bible says to whom much is given, much is expected,” he said.
The United States of America (USA) based Professor of Medicine who said he did not plan to contest for the governorship seat in the State outlined the achievements he has made in his community, Umuchukwu, to include building the tallest medical research center in Africa, High Court and Magistrate Courts, Divisional Police Headquarters and Barracks, roads and bridges, houses for the widows, elementary and adult schools amongst others