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Anambra gov’t restates commitment to resolving boundary disputes

By Sunny A. David, Awka 
The newly appointed Board Member representing the South East region at the National Boundary Commission, Abuja, Barrister (Mrs.) Ugonna Uzor-Kalu, has arrived the state on a two-day familiarization visit.
Barrister Uzor-Kalu on arrival paid a courtesy visit to the Anambra State Deputy Governor, Dr Nkem Okeke, who is the Chairman of State Boundary Committee.
Receiving the team, Deputy Governor Okeke said the State is committed to settling all outstanding boundary issues with neighbouring States.
Dr. Okeke while congratulating the new Board member and assured that settlement of boundary problems is a process, while decrying the prevailing level of such disputes which he noted are not necessary in most cases.
Barrister Uzor-Kalu in her remarks said the visit was enable her receive first-hand knowledge of all boundary issues affecting Anambra State.
She also disclosed that she would replicated similar visits in other States of the South East region and cautioned against acts that could escalate boundary crisis.
Barrister Uzor-Kalu stated that as a strategy, she will introduce a project called “Say No to Boundary Crisis”, as one of the strategies aimed at charting the road for peaceful coexistence between neighbouring States.
A closed door meeting between the team and the Deputy Governor was later held.
Our correspondent gathered that top on the discussion was major areas of dispute existing between Anambra and Imo States including Ossamari forest reserve versus Oguta, Umuchu versus Umualaoma and Uga versus Akpulu, spanning a distance of 85-kilometers.

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