Residents of Ngwo community and environs in Enugu State will temporarily have a hard time plying the long road from 9th mile, through Ngwo-ato along Enugu-Onitsha road, through Ugwu Ayaema to get to their places of work, school, buisnes and even market in Enugu metropolis as the State Government and road contractor handling the old Onitsha road have closed off the road for major repairs.
For residents in Enugu-Ngwo and environs the simple journey through the popular Milleken hill will now take over twice the distance and time needed to arrive Enugu metropolis from Enugu-Ngwo through milleken hill.
The State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who has listened to the plight of Ngwo indigenes and embarked on a historic major reconstruction of the road linking Enugu-Ngwo to Enugu city, spanning the entire length from 9th mile, corner around Ekochin hospital stretching across Okwojo, Ukaka, Amachala and Enugu-Ngwo, across the awe-inspiring Milliken hill before forking into New market express where the NSCDC office is situated and the other part continuing onto works road leading to Cemetery road.
The road has been largely abandoned by previous administrations for decades. The last of which was the immediate past regime where the road was projected to receive major upgrade but later abandoned in its elementary stages, leaving the road worse off than it was.
Its going to a difficult situation for residents of Enugu-Ngwo commuting to Enugu as they will have to take the Enugu-Onitsha express way–which is in a gory state,– pay twice as much to get to the same destination and spend as much time. But it’s a worthy sacrifice to undertake in heralding infrastructural development and good network in the community.
Few residents who spoke on the development have implored the State Government to hasten the road construction project to ease cost of transportation for the indigenes.