See how politicians lavish public resources on private projects.
Given the ongoing brawl between Former Governor Rochas Okorocha and Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State. A curious mind would be drawn to something different from the subject of the ongoing brouhaha. Of all the things noticed in all these squabbles, one thing comes out top, which is the quality of personal projects politicians execute with public funds and resources.
See below, the video of his recent arrest as shared by Sahara TV.
It will be recalled that during Rochas’s reign as the governor of Imo State, numerous groups and individuals drew attention to the low standard projects his administration kept executing. Most of such projects were commissioned halfway, that is to say, his administration commissioned most uncompleted projects, even though they are shabby.
At a time a group of engineers in Imo State discredited the only flyover his administration would have been proud of, which is the Orji flyover, due to lack of merit in meeting with engineering construction standards, and warned the public not to ply the flyover.
Other shabby projects of his administration include; the proposed Somtochukwu Hospital, which was built on the formerly displaced Eke Ukwu, Owerri, named after Somtochukwu (the martyred young boy during Eke Ukwu demolition) A project he commissioned even when parts of the roofing hadn’t been completed and some parts already falling off.
The displaced New Market Owerri, where he built a proposed Imo General Hospital had its roof falling off with the winds. one wonders how most ancient houses around that area retained their structures, but a huge government project couldn’t withstand a simple wind.
The tunnel at Concorde junction which was later demolished by the current government was a confirmed mishap and death trap according to road users.
All these, in contrast to personal projects built by Rochas Okorocha, members of his family, and aids, bring to attention the poor quality of projects politicians deliberately deliver to the governed.
With a critical mindset, taking a look at personal and public projects politicians do build, what is your take on this? Let’s hear your opinion in the comment section.
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