By Anayo Okoli
Umuahia—ABIA State Government has embarked on the construction of over 8,500 units of different sizes of houses in the state to take care of accommodation problems of civil servants.
The government also disclosed that it was partnering with United Nations Habitat to produce digital mapping, structural and Master Plans for Umuahia and Aba.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Housing, Mr. Nwabueze Onwuneme, said the master plans would project physical and structural developments in the state for the next 20 years.
Onwuneme said already, survey had started for the project and expressed hope that very soon, sustainable master plans would be produced for the two cities.
On the housing programme of the government, Onwuneme said the government had commenced the construction of 2,000 units of 3-bedroom bungalows in Amauba Housing Estate, while infrastructural facilities were being put in place in the estate.
He announced that work had reached advanced stage at Isieke Housing Estate where the government is constructing 1,500 units of 3-bedroom flats and 500 units of 4-bedroom duplexes.
“The stalled Osisioma Unity Garden project is now been cleared and work will soon commence fully on the site. Also, plans are on the way and architectural plans are been given finishing touches for the commencement of 3000 units of 3 and 2 bedroom units in IBB phase 1 and 2 as well as 1500 units of 3 and 4 bedroom bungalows in Amakamma and Ohiya Housing estate, respectively,” Onwuneme said.
He said Governor Theodore Orji had huge plans to provide houses for the people, especially workers.
According to him, the governor knows the importance of shelter in the life of the citizenrty and has serious programmes to ensure that adequate and affordable houses are provided for the people.
The governor’s aide noted that by the time the Master Plan and Survey were through, more areas would be mapped out for other housing estates in all parts of the state.
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