Rural Access Mobility Project (RAMP) a world Bank assisted project was initiated by Hon. Ogaziechi, the Commissioner for Local government and Chieftaincy Affairs during the PDP administration of His Excellency, Ikedi Ohakim, the former Executive Governor of Imo State.
At that time, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha who in no small measure assisted in facilitating the process was the Deputy Speaker in the House of Representatives.
When Governor Rochas Okorocha assumed office, he assigned the process to his Deputy Governor Prince Eze Mmadumere, the Perm Sec in the Ministry of local govt., Mrs Asuzu and Hon Udensi, the them S A Poverty Alleviation, to continue the process but denied them the executive support to conclude the process.
However when the PDP Government of His Excellency Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha (CON) came on board, he immedietly realized the urgency and importance of this project and decided to bring it to fruition within his first hundred days in office. His belief in people’s oriented government, commitment in the development of rural areas made him to vigorously pursue this project (Road Access Mobility Project) which we are flagging off today.
Interesting to note is the fact that the same man who helped in nurturing and facilitating this project 10 years ago is the one executing the project.
Thank you your Excellency Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha (CON), the Imo State Executive Governor.
We also wish to thank all those who worked assiduously with his Excellency to ensure that this project takes off today. We therefore thank the SSA to the Governor on Rural Development Hon. Richmond Osuji and our worthy Son Deputy Speakerlmo stateHouse of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Okey Onyekanma (Nmaoha) who worked tirelessly to ensure that the project takes off in Mbaitoli and Owerri zone in general