100 projects of Rochas’ 100 days in office! Miracle worker or Propaganda?

I know this has been a while now. But i think about my state, i think about the promise of change coming and i run into the scorecard Gov. Rochas presented. I will very much want to disbelieve all of these claims by the government of Imo state. The citizens of Imo, please is this true at all?

I have heard a whole lot about his monumental strides; how he doesn’t collect a salary, how he cut his security budget from #4.5billion to #2billion so he could funnel the cash towards infrastructural development, free education for the citizens, #18, 000 minimum wage, etc. I celebrate this achievements and wish my governor, Delta State will take a cue and achieve these in eight years. But i have seen so much promise from our political leaders only to realise later that they were working hard at fooling the electorate.

I am still watching but to the direct beneficiaries, enjoy this and i hope it is for the long term.

                                                                                                    courtesy imostateblog.com

Here’s a look at Gov. Okorocha’s first 100 days in office


Rehabilitation of Water Schemes in Imo State, namely:

1. Otamiri Head –Works

2. Egbu Water Scheme

3. Orji Water Scheme

4. Umuoba Water Scheme

5. Ubachima Water Scheme

6. Mgbidi Water Scheme

7. Umuowa Water Scheme

8. Osuama Water Scheme

9. Nsu Water Scheme


Adoption of Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the execution of some
projects, namely:

10. International Electrical, Electronics and Auto-Parts Market, Naze

11. Central Market for general goods, New Owerri

12. Imo Free Trade Zone, Ngor Okpala

13. Development of Industrial Clusters, Phase 2-4, Naze

14. International Trade Fair Complex/Exhibition Center, New Owerri

15. Transformation of Okigwe Regional Cattle market into Okigwe
International Market

[The projects mentioned above are starting points, as the present
government in Imo State has entered into agreements with their
developers who are expected to commence work on the sites between
September and October 2011, while Phase 1 of the Industrial Cluster
has been completed.]

Adoption of Private Public Partnership in the re-activation of some
moribund industries, namely:

16. Owerri Shoe Industry

17. Nsu Tiles and Ceramics Industry, Mbano

18. Ezinnachi Clay Products Industry


19. Establishment of the Imo College of Advanced Professional Studies

20. Secured approval of 922 million(Nine hundred and twenty two
million) naira from the Education Trust Fund (ETF) to be used for
projects in Educational Institutions in Imo State

21. Commissioning of a well equipped Information Communication
Technology (ICT) Laboratory at Girls Secondary School, Ikenegbu,

22. Secured approval for the establishment of National Teachers’
Institute (NTI) Study Center in Imo State

23. Release of 138 (one hundred and thirty-eight) million naira for
payment of arrears of CONTISS/CONUAS (Academic & Non-academic) staff
entitlements in Imo State University, Owerri

24. Provision of 100 (one hundred) million naira for the accreditation
of courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Nursing Science in Imo
State University

25. Reversal of the proposed 150,000(one hundred and fifty thousand )
naira school fees for students of Imo State University by the past

26. Increased subvention to the Imo State University from 57.56
million(fifty-seven million, five hundred and sixty thousand naira) to
100million(one hundred million) naira monthly

27. Commencement of the building of the Young Scientists’ College in Owerri

28. Declaration of free and compulsory primary and secondary school
education in Imo State


29. Upgrading of General Hospital Owerri to a Specialist Hospital.

30. Connection of the Owerri Specialist Hospital to the National
electricity grid

31. Provision of Solar energy as well as Solar-Powered borehole in the
Owerri Specialist Hospital

32. Constitution of a Task-Force group on counterfeit and fake drugs
and unwholesome food items

33. Purchase and distribution of medical equipments worth
90,000,000(ninety million) naira to health institutions in Imo State.

34. Approval of the payment of 100% CONMESS/CONHESS (salary structure)
for all doctors and health workers in Imo State University Teaching

35. Facilitating the return of some specialist doctors who left Imo
State University Teaching Hospital (IMSUTH) before May 29th 2011

36. Reviving the Academic Curriculum of the Imo State University
Medical School by ensuring the graduation of the 3rd set of medical
doctors from the school in August 2011. It will be recalled that
IMSU/IMSUTH have not graduated medical doctors in the last 2 (two)
years owing to protracted industrial strikes by staffs of the

37. Purchase of 2 new ECG machines as well as 2 new Anaesthetic
machines for use by IMSUTH

38. Successful implementation of 89%DPT3, 107%OPV3, 80%BCG,77%HBV and
96% anti-measles vaccination coverage of targeted children during the
first round of the 2011 Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week held
from 28th June2011 to 3rd July 2011


39. Payment of 12 years arrears of pension owed retired staffs of Imo
State government

40. Release of 2.7 billion (two billion, seven hundred thousand) naira
into the State and Local Government Joint Revenue Mission Bank Account
for the development of Imo State rural schools and infrastructure


41. Implementation of the outstanding 2008 Local Government Staff
conversion exercise in the various cadres

42. Actualizing the 2008 Local Government Junior staff promotion exercise


43. Commencement of negotiations with Messrs Roche Group from Ireland
with a view to creating a demonstration layout which will pilot the
provision of modular mass houses in Imo State

44. Commencement of negotiations with Hewlett- Packard Corporation,
USA with a view to actualizing the computerization of the Imo State
Land Registry

45. Commencement of negotiations with a Brazillian firm who is willing
to partner with the Imo State government in providing power supply
using natural gas

46. Commencement of discussions with Tummy Tummy Foods Industries
Limited to facilitate their building a factory in Imo State, which
upon completion, will provide employment for over 3000 youths

47. Commencement of discussions with TTI with a view to
re-invigorating the IGIS Project


48. Imo State representatives at the just concluded Hockey Premier
League championship held between 14th and 21st August 2011, came 3rd,
thereby qualifying to represent Nigeria in India for the next World
Hockey Championship

49. Renovation of the Indoor Sports Hall at Dan Anyiam Stadium.

50. Revisiting the contract for the construction of the Orlu Township Stadium

51. Imo State Weight lifting Team participated in the competition for
junior and senior categories at Lagos State and won 3 gold, 3 silver
and 2 bronze

52. Imo State Amateur Wrestlers won 1 gold, 3 silver and 5 bronze
medals at the Continental Championship which ended on 30th May 2011

53. Imo contingents in the Karate Championship held in Ghana in August
2011 won a total of 3 gold and 1 bronze medals

54. Imo contingent that took part in the 17th National Sports Festival
held in Rivers State in July 2011 came 14th on the medals table,
having won a total of 61 medals, including 8 gold, 16 silver and 37

55. Through sponsorship by the Imo State Government, the Heartland
Football Club, Owerri recently qualified for the Finals of the 2011
Federation Cup.


56. Conversion of the Parliamentarian quarters to Concord Hotel Annex

57. Conversion of Banquet Hall to Government House Chapel

58. Design and construction of Heroes Square

59. Design and construction of Ikemba Ojukwu Convention Center, Owerri

60. Renovation of Commissioners’ Quarters

61. Reconstruction of Multi-Purpose Hall and V.I.P Lounge, Government House

62. Reconstruction of Imo State House of Assembly

63. Reconstruction of the Exco Chambers Building

64. Renovation of the Imo Concorde Hotel

65. Reconstruction of the Abuja Laison Office of the Imo State Government

66. Reconstruction of the Brigade Commander’s Guest House

67. Renovation of the Imo State Police Commissioner’s Guest House

68. Renovation of the abandoned Governor’s Lounge, near Concorde Hotel

69. Design and construction of Multi-purpose Hall at Oguta Motel

70. Reconstruction of the Customary Court, Owerri

Completion of some Housing Estates, namely:

71. Nekede Exclusive Garden Phase 11, Area ‘H’ New Owerri

72. Okporo Housing Estate , Okporo, Orlu

73. Obinze-Avu Lay out

74. Egbu Market, (Somachi)Lay- out

75. Acquisition of Iwuanyanwu Holdings Landed Property at Naze

76. Acquisition of land for Mass Housing at Azara Obiato


77. Seventy-five matrimonial cases have been treated and the couples re-united

78. On August 23rd 2011, Operators of “Hope House Child Center,
Ngugo”,received one million naira, while Green Health Care Services
received four million naira as their subvention from the Imo State

79. Installation of twenty-seven 40KVA Generator sets in the 27
Special Health Centers

80. Commencement of the procurement of customized Identity cards for
all the Traditional Rulers in Imo State


81. Procurement of one hundred Hilux Vans manned by a combined team of
Police, Army and State Security Service for the effective policing of
the Local Government Areas

82. Empowerment of Local Vigilante groups to complement the efforts of
the Police in combating crime in Imo State

83. Patrol of the newly acquired Security vehicles within and around
the 27 Local Governments for sensitization


Restructuring and revitalizing of the Assets of the Imo State
Government-owned Companies that have been moribund or performing at a
very low capacity, namely:

84. Imo Palm Plantation limited ( a.k.a Adapalm Ltd, Ohaji)

85. Imo Modern Poultry, Avutu, Obowo Local Government Area

86. Imo Rubber Estate limited, Obiti, Emeabiam and Umuekwunne

87. Development of cassava farms in all the 27 local Government Areas
in Imo State

88. Commencement of the replication of Imo Palm Plantation project in
the 3 zones that make up Imo State

89. Commencement of the replication of Imo Modern Poultry in the 3
geo-political zones that make up Imo State

90. Empowerment of over 100 FUGs & FCAs under the FADAMA 111 projects
to increase food production in Imo State

91. Increasing the volume of fish production in Imo State through the
Agro-Nova project of the Imo State Ministry of Agriculture

92. Improvement of the Oguta Fish Hatchery to produce about 50,000
fingerlings per year

93. Stocking of the Nekede Poultry section of the Agronova with birds

94. Delivering Agricultural Extension Services to the farmers in the
Local Government Areas

95. Distribution of sufficient quantity of fertilizer to the farmers
in Imo State during the last planting season


96. Release of 180 million naira for development projects in Orlu and
Okigwe zones in Imo State

Asphalting of some major roads within Owerri Municipal, including:

97. Assumpta Road,

98. Bank Road,

99. MCC Road through School Road

100. Restoring peace and confidence in the entire people of Imo State
to the nation’s democratic process.


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