A Philanthropist, Prince Lawrence Eze, has constructed a 4.5km road with streetlights for his Mburubu community, in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, to enhance the evacuation of farm produce from the area to Enugu and neighbouring states.
The road links Nara through Mburubu to Nome rail lines. He had earlier rehabilitated three bridges linking the communities of Ugbawka – Nara – Mburubu and Nomeh.The road commissioning was part of activities lined up to mark the 50th Ofalla festival of his father, the traditional ruler of Mburubu community, Igwe Emmanuel Eze, the Ozulumba I of Mburubu, who has enjoyed the kingship for 50 years.
While commissioning the project, Enugu State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, re-emphasized the need for participation of the private sector in the development of the country. Ugwuanyi, who was full of praises for Prince Eze for touching on the lives of his people, noted that the country needed more of such gestures to move forward, as government alone cannot meet all the needs of different communities.
In his remarks, Prince Eze, his philanthropy was a continuous exercise, as his target is to rehabilitate all roads within the community. He said the only way he can appreciate God for the gift of life was to give a face-lift to his community and put smiles on the faces of his people through roads construction and award of scholarships to indigent students.
Earlier, the President General of Mburubu Town Union, Prof. Alphonsus Njoku, said the road was a great relief to Mburubu and neighbouring communities, pointing out that for the past 100 years, movement in the area had remained difficult for his people, forcing them to trek long distances to sell their farm produce.