A lecturer in one of the prestigious university in the United States, had on Thursday, said that PowerChina and SWIBER deal, which was facilitated by the chieftain of the APC in Abia state, who also is the Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, will compliment the food security Bill, sponsored by the Senator, in the Senate.
In his words “I can see for myself, on my return from the USA, why Orji Kalu, should be re-elected.”
Prof Okoro, also noted that the news of the PowerChina/SWIBER deal, is a good news to Abia North and the Southeast region, with the roads and other things Orji Kalu, had achieved so far as a Senator.
He said “Siting such Agro- Industrial Park, at the locations indicated in the deal, will in no distance time bring about development to the areas mentioned to host this projects (Ugwueke, Alayi, Ozu Item, Abiriba and Igbere).
“This is how developments can be achieved, that was how it was achieved in the United States and other most developed countries, with time. If all, representing the nation, either in the capacity of a Governor, Senator, House of Representatives etc, can bring such huge developments to their Districts and their people, unemployment can drastically then, be reduced”.
According to Prof. Okoro, the PowerChina/ SWIBER deal can evenly bring about job creation to the populace of Abia North and beyond at the same time, make surpluses in the production of food for consumption and exportation as he also confirmed to the capability of PowerChina, in global evaluations.
He said “PowerChina is a reputable investment institution. We have seen lots of their projects around the globe and they are very serious investors.
“For propelling the signing of the $500m project, between PowerChina and SWIBER, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, can be said to have evolved words with actions to have such idea of Industrial Park. It’s quite commendable of him. This directions of Orji Kalu, upon the roads he has constructed, will bring unbelievable developments and job opportunities not just directly to our people in Abia North Senatorial District, but also to Abia state and the Southeast region.
“What Orji Kalu is doing is one of the numerous things expected from good representatives. As a matter of facts, Orji Kalu is thinking for his people, by bringing such huge project home.
“$500m ChinaPower and SWIBER, Deal will compliment Orji Uzor Kalu’s Food Security Bill. There’s no way such Bill, can be realistic if words are not met with actions of which people should emulate such drive that are needed with much urgencies to revive our economy and that will provide surplus food commodities that can improve the wellbeing of the people.
“Industrial Park of such enormity can not exist without the creation of jobs. That’s one facts people must be aware of. Who are those going to do the job in such a Multi million dollar project, if not the people around? The youths, men and women would definitely be engaged in one way or the other. The Chinese company can not migrate over 20,000 workers down to Igbere, so, you can see that the masses will be gainfully engaged in the process which we are made to understand would commence in 2023.
“Abia North should be grateful to be well represented by a man with foresights and the willingness to work. Abia North is all over the world today, I hear all this things from the US, how the record breaking Dr Orji Kalu, is putting smiles on the faces of our people. I have seen with my eyes on my return. I would have voted for Orji Kalu, if I could stay till the election in 2023”.
The professor also said that Orji Kalu has through his works, given other Districts the reasons to ask their representatives, questions, as he said;
“Some Senatorial Districts are now asking their Senators questions. My Niece showed me a publication some days ago, people are now asking questions! How is Senator Orji Kalu, achieving these records in Abia North, whereas there are nothing significantly available to lay hands on, from the Senators representing other District?
“It’s enough to ask such questions because some people from Abia North, like myself, could not believe what Sen Orji Kalu, has achieved so far in Abia North. I came and I’ve seen. You can only achieve such, when you queue with the right plugs and play an open politics.
“With what I’ve seen, every other contenders would be bequeathed with the struggles of empty canvasing because what the people have seen Orji Kalu, do in four years, the people should be indebted to Orji Kalu, it’s just a natural way we can thank him for a job well done. I’ve not seen a Senator do this much. How can other contenders take the joy of the people away? I don’t think such a thing is possible in civilized world.” He said.