Officials of the authority during the visit
By Sunny A. David, Awka
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Awka Capital Territory Development Authority, Venerable Amaechi Okwuosa, says the Willie Obiano administration places high premium on security of life and property.
He stated this when he led his team on a visit to Nzekwe Nze Street in Awka where flood destroyed some buildings.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the visit, Venerable Okwuosa said it was disheartening that some developers erect structures on waterways, which he noted causes havoc whenever it rains and assured that the agency is determined to rid the city of all forms of illegal structures.
Venerable Okwuosa who noted that human life is more important than structures advised land developers in Awka to always obtain approvals before engaging in building construction.
He revealed that some buildings in the area are between ten and twenty years old and maintained that all the buildings and structures marked either for demolition or adjustment by the agency must be removed by their owners.
He added that anyone who violates the order will be prosecuted and the Agency will remove such structure at his or her own expense.
One of the residents of the Area, Mr Obiorah Chijioke thanked the Managing Director and his team for coming to their rescue, regretting that most landlords erect structures indiscriminately and without approvals in a quest to make quick money.
A Church, school, completed and uncompleted buildings, parameter fence among others were marked for either demolition or for adjustment by the officials of the authority.