Governor Chukwuma Soludo has received applause from the Anambra South traditional rulers for launching free antenatal and delivery services for pregnant women in all government-owned hospitals and healthcare centers in the state.
The traditional ruler of Ajalli, Igwe Austin Nwangwu, that of Umuomaku, Igwe Obinna Ezenwa, and their Amichi counterpart, Igwe Oforbuike Ezeoke gave the commendation in an interview shortly after an interactive session with Anambra State Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Mr Tonycollins Nwabunwanne at the Government House Awka.
Praising Governor Soludo and wife, Nonye, for championing the cause of women by making antenatal and delivery services free of cost throughout his tenure, Igwe Nwangwu noted that the Governor’s largess will go a long way in reducing infant and maternal mortality rate across the state.
On road construction, the royal father also gave kudos to Governor Soludo for constructing the Amansea – Ufuma junction road, thereby saving people of his community and the whole Aguata LGA from going to Awka through Nanka and Agulu, as well as reducing travelling time from one hour thirty minutes to thirty minutes, saying it’s a better way to touch lives.
On his part, Igwe Ezenwa said Governor Soludo is the first Governor to award road construction in Umuomaku, which he said his community will remain ever grateful for, adding that the Ezira – Umuomaku – Enugwu-Umuoyia – Achina road construction is going on speedily, and maybe completed by December this year.
He also thanked the Governor and security agencies in the state for bringing down the rate of crime and criminalities in the area.