Emenike Ubani, Umuahia
Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State said yesterday that the many legacy projects built by his administration testify that his government had done well in laying a solid foundation for good governance in the state.
Speaking yesterday while commissioning the Umuahia and Aba high court complexes simultaneously in Umuahia, Governor Orji said he believes that his administration has made a positive impact on the state through its many foundational and legacy projects.
According to him, incoming governments will not be bogged down in building similar institutional frameworks but rather focus on other important aspects of government.
He noted that there was little or no institutions that support democracy or durable infrastructure that serve the need of the people on his assumption of office including befitting judiciary, public information building, workers secretariat and government house etc, adding that that was why his government responded by embarking on democracy institutions as a way of building the new face of Abia.
He stated that the ceremony could not have come at a better time than now and commended Abians for their support for his government.
The Governor also extended his hands of fellowship to his detractors who see nothing good in his government, stressing that there are many projects on ground for people to see.
Speaking earlier, the commissioner for Housing, Prince KO Mgbahuru said the project which is furnished and equipped with state of the art facilities is replicated in Aba and thanked the Governor for providing the new court complexes which have six court halls as well as renovating existing ones.
Earlier in her address, the state chief Judge, justice Theresa Uzokwe who expressed gratitude to the governor for the edifices noted that this was the first time any government in the state was providing such an edifice for the judiciary and described it as the best in the South East.
According to her, the complexes will help in quick dispensation of justice and decongestion of cases and drew the attention of the governor to the serious need for court halls and other facilities in other judicial divisions and magisterial districts outside Umuahia and Aba.