He said his administration would pay particular attention to urban renewal especially in Bunker community of the state.
The APGA guber candidate this during a tour of Bunker, an urban slum in Enugu city, noting that he had visited the community a few times in the past.
Nweke said that the poor living conditions of thousands of residents who live in the area had far-reaching economic and social effects on the state and must be addressed with urgency.
“As you find your way over gutters and through the maze of tiny, poorly built homes, the poor sanitary conditions, poor access to good education, healthcare and other basic necessities of life stares you in the face.
“Consider the implications for public health, for general security, for their personal economy and their dignity. Look at the children.
“What do they have to look forward to or aspire to living in a place like this? Where will they direct their energy, curiosity and excitement,” he said.
Nweke noted that crime was a means of survival, unplanned pregnancies were prevalent and lead to further health, economic and social challenges.
He charged residents of the area to vote for APGA, while reassured them of his commitment to the transformation of the community.
This, he said, include the provision of basic necessities as education, healthcare, functional waste disposal systems and an improved road network.
He went on to address the inadequate shelter available to the residents, assuring that his administration’s medium to long-term goal would involve the regeneration of the area and other communities.
“Our government will work to provide social housing in key areas and our development plan includes working with bilateral organisations such as the UN.
“Provide habitat which is responsible for promoting socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.
“The opportunities are there and we will explore them and deploy every means necessary to guarantee the total human security and dignity of our people,” he said.
He said that they want to improve residents’ sense of self-worth, employment options, educational opportunities, and social interaction with mainstream society schemes and reduce inequalities.
Nweke further assured the leaders of the community of a return visit when sworn in as the Governor of Enugu State by God’s willing. (NAN)