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Africa: Enugu State Governor Calls on South-East Stakeholders to Build Road & Railway Networks to Drive Socio-Economic Growth in the Region

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Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State has called upon South-East stakeholders to collaborate in constructing vital regional infrastructure, including railways and roads.

According to punchng.com, the aim is to foster a unified marketplace and enhance socio-economic development throughout the region.

According to a statement on Thursday, Mbah canvassed a multi-dimensional approach to tackling insecurity, including a common security command and control centre, inter-agency cooperation, and non-kinetic approaches such as economic transformation, and employment generation, among others.

The governor, who gave the charge at the South-East Economic and Security Summit held in Owerri on Thursday, identified transportation and logistics as some of the key enablers needed to transform the South-East economy and thereby reduce poverty, unemployment and consequent crimes.

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“How do we ensure that we have a road network that moves across the various cities in Anambra, Abia, Imo, Enugu and Ebonyi?

How do we build a ring road that connects all the major cities in the South-East so that we can seamlessly encourage those who are producing and those who are providing services to distribute their products and services across the different cities of the South-East seamlessly?

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“These are things we must be intentional about if we are going to deal with unemployment and insecurity in the South-East.

“Since we now have railways on the Concurrent List, there is nothing stopping us. So, if we pick one or two projects from this summit that we can say as a people of the South-East, we want to make sure that we execute them, I believe we can achieve them and they are going to have a huge spillover effect on our economy and security,” the governor stated.

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