Dr. Ofunne Obaze, wife of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP governorship candidate in Anambra State has said that her husband would make Awka, the state capital, befitting capital city saying he already has readymade studies in that direction.
Speaking when she led the wife of the immediate past governor of the state, Mrs. Margaret Obi and other women on a mobilization tour of Awka South Local Government Area, she recounted the struggles of various governments to live up to the usual campaign promise of transforming the Awka capital saying it failed because of a lack of proper plan and government commitment.
Dr. Ofunne Obaze reminded the crowd that her husband had as SSG to former Governor Peter Obi attracted foreign partners to Okpoko who did a study on the city for Urban Renewal but the plan failed to materialize owing to the lack of trust of the partners on the current government saying that with Mr. Obaze, Awka will have everything it needs to be a modern city.
The US-trained pediatrician also promised the Women that the PDP government will not only reduce their taxes but harmonize them to a solitary monthly payment to avoid the multiple taxation re-introduced by the current administration. This, she said, is to relieve the Women who are struggling to make ends meet and also take care of the family.
Dr. Obaze reiterated the commitment of the PDP to offer free, quality and compulsory education from kindergarten to JS3 as well as raise the budget for education from current 9 percent to 26 percent with 10 percent of that going to mission and private schools.
She further stated that one of the quick starts for their government will be the reintroduction of N5000 social welfare package for people from 75yrs and above as well as introducing a Charity Care for free healthcare for the indigent and affordable healthcare for the non-indigent.
Dr. Obaze was in the company of the Wife of the former Governor H.E Margaret Obi and Women stakeholders in Awka South Local Government Area.
Source: Green White Green News