Ensure full implementation of your campaign promises – Agbasiere to Soludo
Stakeholders have tasked the Governor-elect, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo on the need to ensure full implementation of his campaign manifesto once sworn in, to ensure a better life for Anambra people.
One of the indigenes who spoke on the emergence of Soludo as the winner of the just concluded governorship election tasked him to wipe away the tears of the people of the state and also shame critics.
The human rights lawyer, Anthony Agbasiere who reacted to Soludo’s victory in an open letter, tasked him to address infrastructure, employment, job provision, abolition of multiple taxations on poor traders and many more.
He decried the huge tax burden placed on the ordinary citizen’s of the state, begging the governor-elect to seek better ways to enhance the internally generated revenue of the state, without burdening the people.
He said: “There is a myriad of taxes placed on our people and these taxes have saddled on us a huge burden which has not only left so many of our people in economic stagnation but has also left many businesses nose-diving.
“We voted for you to look into this. Sir, the extortion of our market men and women, motorists, Keke and okada riders by motor park agents (Agbero), police people and other uniform men/women is also part of the reasons why we voted you to address it squarely.
“The divine sojourn has just begun. An era unfolds the brand new before us, one which has been entrusted to you to steer the ship of its affairs to our collective desired destination. Our minds are at peace and our hopes stand high because once again the compass that directs our sail is held by the chosen competent captain.”
Speaking on areas that need specific attention, Agabasiere counted unemployment and underemployment as among them, including youth festiveness and empowerment.
“The issue of unemployment and underemployment among the youths in this country is no news to you and Anambra youths are not left out. Many of our youths have resorted to the negative development of individual talents to make ends meet.
“The problem of unemployment and underemployment among the youths can be easily tackled by building companies and creating industries where this large number of youths of different levels of qualification can be employed or find themselves employed from the opportunities the existences of these industries would create,” Agbasiere pointed out.
He also tasked Soludo to give education, healthcare, sports and other sectors the needed attention that will make the state glow.