The Chairman of Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State, Uchemna Ejim has said he would use high-powered technology to fight the security challenges within and around neighbouring towns of his local government.
Ejim made the disclosure while conducting a group of ‘Good governance initiatives’ made up of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Nigeria Labour Congress and Civil Society Organisations all his “people-oriented” projects embarked upon since the inception of his administration.
The chairman, who was represented by the council’s supervisor for works, Ray Nnamani, took the team to over 80 percent of the project sites located in various political wards in the local government.
Some of the projects inspected include security surveillance mounted at a strategic position to monitor the entire communities within the local government from a point, with accessories including drones.
Other areas inspected are infrastructure- 3.7 km Road under construction with drainages, bridges and culverts, health centres, solar energy car parks under construction, street, etc, others are neighbourhood watch with customised vehicles.
The chairman explained that some of the council’s priority projects are the security gadgets, the Umuokpo bridge linking Akegbe Ugwu and Udi Location government, and the dilapidated health centre in Agbani.
These projects, particularly the ones on security, were aimed at stemming all sorts of crimes within the local government, while a bridge linking Udi Local Government was the first to construct the river in the area.
“The people living this side of the community for decades have never driven vehicles across to their homes; all these houses you see over there, the cement and sands were carried by heads, and this road also would lead to Udi Local Government, hence I see it necessary to construct this bridge,” he said.