Mgbakwu (Awka North LGA)-Residents of erosion-devastated Amaezike Village, Mgbakwu, Awka North Local Government Area have called on Anambra State Government to intervene in the massive gully erosion rampaging their area.
Mr Chukwunyelu Udefune, President-General, Amaezike Mgbakwu noted that a meeting with landowners in the area had become inevitable to device new means to check the erosion, pending government intervention.
A landowner, Mr Chibuzor Osinaomumu took Information Officers round the erosion site, complaining bitterly over the menace.
According to Mr Osinaomumu, many houses including residential homes, schools and Churches have caved in as a result of the menace.
“Some of the residents have been moving out of the area as they fear that the approaching raining season can worsen the situation.
“Since the gully erosion started to date, property worth millions of naira have been lost while ancestral lands belonging to Umuokpalada have been washed away by the erosion.’’
He observed that the erosion had cut off about five major roads linking different communities in the area and adversely affecting their economic inputs.
Another landowner and resident of the area, Mr Gabriel Adu said that the road that linked the people of Okpunokochi-ime had been cut off thereby destroying access road into Mgbakwu community.
He lamented that various communal efforts they made to check the ravaging erosion were no longer working as it had surpassed what they could handle.
Mr Tunde Oduwole, secretary Amaezike Landowners Association, pleaded with the state Government to come to their aid in good time to avert more disasters.
Source: Anambra State Government