DEMOLITION OF ILLEGAL STRUCTURES/SHANTIES IN ANAMBRA STATE
Commissioner For Transport, Hon. Uchenna Okafor(Wiper) – Igbo Adage Says That “Gbanu Gbanu Gwujie Ji, O’runata Ala Choba Ya”
In as much I commend him for being proactive in his new appointed office, I must also tell him that demolishing illegal structures/shanties in the state is a job Weldon at a wrong timing.
The exercise is a welcome development that tends to change the face of our dear state positively. But, embarking on such magnanimous exercise without proper notice with enough time (at least six months) given to the owners and occupants of those structures/shanties is very wrong and condemnable.
The occupants should’ve be given enough period of time to enable them evacuate their properties and as well relocate their businesses.
Hon. Okafor isn’t up to three months in office but has done enough damages on the people and their businesses.
These are same people that pay taxes and all sorts of revenues into the coffers of the state government.
Ladies and gentlemen, they ought to be treated with love and care.
We all know that relocating one’s business is not something to do in a rush, a lot of considerations are put in place for such movement. A rush to demolish these structures/shanties that have lasted for several years will put many people in disorder and dismay.
My point exactly is that the owners and occupants of those already demolished structures/shanties were given little or no time to evacuate their properties and businesses.
Quote me, two months is rather too small to carry out such critical development.
As a matter of fact, is government not suppose to build shops for businesses before demolishing the illegal structures/shanties?
I’m HARRISON NWABUEZE,
I feel for the victims!