N/Ukelle || IDPs Relief materials + Minister of Interior Gen. Dambazau enter Ukelle11 Jul 2017
Minister of Interior Gen. Dambazau visited Wanikade and Wanihem on the 10th of July 2017.
He flew around the affected villages in both communities and also the villages destroyed in Wanibolo too.
He also addressed the both waring communities.
Is this actually the time For Ukelle Nation to be heard and prayers answered? Ukelle North had since its existence never had a good and tarred motorable road.
A lot of brows were raised based on hopes that the condition of the road would be considered if a top government official or agency comes into the area for once. The war in the area, has since seen top interest generated from the government of the day. But hopes about this were dented by the decision of the Minister of Interior Gen. Dambazau to visit the warring community by air instead of using the road in order to have an feel of what the people of the area had had for over a century or since the existence of North Ukelle nation.
A look at the road would get you wondering if people exist there or ever take part in political/governmental, social, activities. Or you could want to ask if they ever pay taxes.
Minister of Interior Gen. Dambazau visit to Ukelle via Air didn't want an experience of the BAD Nature of the North Ukelle Road?.
Abandoned N/Ukelle Road by all Tiers of Govt.
It might also be of your interest, that truck load of food stuffs ranging from Rice, Yams, Cassava products (garri & akpu), coco-yams, as well as other farm products are transported from this community in every five days of the week from the popular Wanikade Market (Liffin Ogbede).
Mostly, the transporters who convey these products, prefer plying the route only at dry seasons, when the rains are no more. Which there by shuts down the economic activities of the area during the raining seasons. Leaving the people with little or no exchange value as most buyers of the farm products come from Port-Harcourt, Enugu, Calabar, Abakaliki etc.
A little section of the road that was initially graded and tarred but without a stone base, has just turned worse. And almost unappeasable.
From Yahe Yala - Alebo (just about 10km graded and tarred) turns a nightmare. N/Ukelle
Our people have supported the programs of this government since inception and the road is the only dividend of democracy that the people stand to benefit because it will accord them the opportunity to evacuate their farm produce to markets outside the community so the government has to help us
The other part of the Ukelle Nation, the South Ukelle enjoys good road linkage from Abakaliki to Ogoja