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Efforts are in top gear to ensure that illegal structures obstructing passage of flood into designated discharge points are removed.

This took center stage during a one day meeting convened by the State House of Assembly Committee on Environment with key players in the planning and allocation of lands to land in the state.
Among those present at the meeting were the Commissioner for Environment, Beautification and Ecology, Architect Mike Okonkwo, The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Awka Capital Territory Development Authority, ACTDA, Venerable Amechi Okwuosa, Chairman of Anambra Physical Planning Board, Dr Mike Maduekwe and other members of the State House of Assembly Committee on Environment including, the member representing Njikoka One Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Mr. Timothy Ifedioramma, the Member representing Aguata One in the state Assembly, Mr. Ikem Uzoezie, and his Orumba North counterpart, Chief Romanus Obi.
In an opening speech, the Chairman House Committee on Environment and the member representing Dunukofia Constituency, Mr Lawrence Ezeudu said the meeting was aimed at brainstorming on ideas towards providing permanent solution to the issue of drainage obstruction that leads to flooding in some parts of the state.
The Sammy Sparkle Area of Obunagu Awka, took the center stage due to the constant flooding of the area caused by some buildings that blocked drainage channel in the area.
The key players from various agencies and ministries in charge of land planning and allocation presented some remedial measures they felt should be adopted to put an end to the issue.
After weighing various presentations, Mr. Ezeudu commended them for their efforts but urged them to reconvene after two weeks, with a better articulated ideas that would be acceptable to the Committee.
Earlier while making submissions, Architect Okonkwo recommended construction of drainages on the streets around the Sammy Sparkle Area while Mr Okwuosa of ACTDA regretted that Ndi Anambra has unfriendly attitude to the environment and often reject letters issued to them on such issues. 
The meeting was adjourned to twenty seventh of this month.

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