Residents of Mbieri road area in Owerri, Imo state capital, are currently in trouble as the major road leading into their vicinity from works layout is about to be cut off by erosion.
This is coming one week after people living at Trinity Street, Akwakuma in Owerri raised alarm over government’s lack of interest in tackling the gully erosion menace already destroying houses in the area.
The Mbieri road erosion crisis began two years ago after former governor Rochas Okorocha’s contractors did a shoddy job that destroyed the drainage on the road without proper replacement. This led to devastation of the road by heavy flooding that ravages the area during rainy season.
The situation has been like that since Okorocha’s government left office even after government officials visited the area during Emeka Ihedioha’s short stay in office.
Governor Hope Uzodinma has yet to make any move to save the situation as heavy flooding continues to gradually erode the road.
Residents of both areas, Mbieri Road by Works Lay out, and Trinity Street, Akwakuma are calling for governor Uzodinma’s assistance in addressing the situation before it gets worse.