Mr. Christian Ughanze, the newly elected General Chairman (PG) of Amansea Development Union, Awka North Local Government Area in Anambra, assured the people of inclusive leadership and rural development.
Ughanze said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday that his regime would implement an open door policy to improve the peaceful and productive environment in Awka.
He said his leadership will synergize with their traditional leader, Igwe Chukwuma Anigbogu, and the youth of the community to achieve resounding success during his three-year tenure.
The PG said plans are underway for a public meeting with the community, where ideas and knowledge exchange would be shared among people for solid achievement in community development projects.
He said Amansea community is made up of five villages namely Amaowelle, Okukwa, Egbeagu, Umuokpala and Orebe and he intends to elect young leaders from each village for easy collaboration for leadership efficient and responsive.
“Any leader who wants his community to succeed must profitably engage young people in community planning and programs for the smooth running of community affairs.
“You need to bring young people as future leaders of the community closer to events in and around the community to get first-hand insight into strategic plans to grow the community beyond its current state,” he said. -he declares.
Ughanze said his leadership would spearhead creative ideas that would rework the reorientation of the mindset of young people on reason to avoid illegal livelihoods, worship, drug addiction and other societal ills.
He said that young people are his main target because once they are well informed, criminal activities of any type would be tackled within the community.
The PG said that Amansea as a community faces many social challenges and he hopes to seek the cooperation of all indigenous people to achieve success in improving education, health centers and rehabilitation. roads.
“Our primary schools need to be upgraded, Eziogbo Primary Schools and Amaowelle Community Primary Schools need to be upgraded to create a conducive learning environment to promote zeal for education among our people,” said the PG.
He said the presence of good road networks, schools, health centers, skills acquisition centers among other basic amenities would promote the growth and development of the community.
He said he will respectfully work with the new traditional leader of the community towards attracting the presence of the Anambra government to the area for holistic infrastructural development with particular reference to road construction.
Ughanze described the condition of the roads, not just in the Amansea community, but across communities in the Awka North Local Government Area of the state, as a death trap that needed urgent attention.
He said they are in an agrarian environment and deserve quality road networks to enable farmers to transport agricultural produce to markets for potential buyers.
Ughanze said teamwork is key to his leadership and urged people to come together and do the things they could collectively do to improve the development of the Community.
He said the community should have a strong communication channel where people’s opinions and agitation would be gathered and sorted to come up with lasting solutions to any uprising in the community.
“I promised the people that, within the limits of my power, I would at all times persuade those stirring up trouble in the community to understand that peace and development cannot flourish in a place plagued by social turmoil without released.
“I call on people to embrace peace for the sake of the people and visitors who live there,” he said.
Ughanze hailed the support of former PGs Chief Ifeanyichukwu Nweze and Dr Anerobi Okoye for their efforts to ensure peaceful elections and vowed to continue where they left off.
He said that with their support and constructive criticism, I will continue to provide other social amenities that will make life more meaningful in the region under the leadership of Professor Chukwuma Soludo as Governor of Anambra.
He said the former traditional leader of the community, the late Igwe Kenneth Okonkwo who died on July 24, 2019, will be remembered for his quest for peace, love and community unity.
NAN reports that Ughanze, from Umuokpala village, was elected PG of Amansea Development Union on April 18, for a three-year term along with other elected officials including Chief Emeka Nweke as secretary Union general.
Other elected leaders included Chief Onochie Obi, as General Vice President of the community, Theophilus Okafor, Chief Marshal, Amobi Ndibe, Treasurer, and Mr. Emmanuel Anigbogu, Financial Secretary,
Mr. Paul Okeke and Chijioke Upia were elected unopposed as Deputy Secretary and Public Relations Officer of the Union respectively, among others. (