By Izuchukwu Adichie
The tasks and challenges ahead of the appointees of this administration are extremely huge. The people of the state expect nothing short of excellence from the new appointees who all offered to serve and were selected from the pool of competitive applicants. No wonder, Governor Chukwuma Soludo congratulated and at the same time, commiserated with them.
Their appointment is a call to action, and not a call for personal gains. A call to be in the field to squeeze water out of stone and to remain dedicated and committed to the effort of Governor Soludo’s administration to achieve a smart megacity status for ndi-Anambra.
It is worthy to note that they are fit-for-purpose for the huge task ahead of this unsual administration. Yes! They have a humongous task of deploying data and technologies to create a more efficient and effective e-governance.
In actualization of enjoyable homeland, the appointees have a task of connecting law enforcement facilities and state of-the-art emergency call services that will be used to drastically reduce crime, they have been tasked to resurrect Onitsha and other Urban centres with clean water and clean air, and to give ndi-Anambra greener spaces for relaxation. on road facilities, they have a huge task of providing quality road infrastructures with good drainages and pedestrian walkways.
The task of moving the largely known informal commerce to digital buying and selling given the broadband coverage that is planned is humongous but it is achieveable. They have no option than rapidly giving way to e-library where researches are made easy and e-health services where sick people could get prescriptions from their hospitals right from their homes.
There are more examples of why Governor Soludo commiserated with his appointees. However, we need to stress that while these are achievable couple with the fact that this is government that has a will to perform, the process is not a one hundred metre dash. What is needed is the collective patience and perseverance to launch Anambra to the first world as there are huge signs that Soludo’s political appointees shall succeed.