Benson Onyekachi, candidate for Abia State Governorship
Benson Onyekachi is a remarkable millennial professional, both pharmacist and a business owner. Although he is the first to acknowledge the high calibre of governors of Abia State in the last decades, he also observes that very little development has taken place. Competencies are key but so is good character and a real compassionate leadership to ensure that the needs of the locals are catered for and top priority.
« Abia State has had heavy weights since 1999, highly qualified people elected governors, however there has been no development » says Benson Onyekachi.
Furthermore, he would add « Abia State has the resources, all we need is good people to lead. It’s not rocket science to fix Abia. We have had bigwigs since the creation of Abia State yet we’ve had zero development. We are the poorest in terms of infrastructure. Some of the bigwigs contesting next year have individual capacities to build industries and create jobs but they are not doing so. What does that tell us? Are they coming to steal their share of the National cake just like the past leaders? »
See below his proposed mandate for Abia State
Our Mandate : Data Capacity Building
We will begin building data capacity within the first 15 working days in office.
Given that data is paramount in the 21st century, it's usefulness as a tool in governance cannot be overemphasised.
Firstly, we will collate data on Abia's total population then categorise according to gender, age, location and other factors.
This will enable communities to get their fair share of allocations(federal and Internally generated revenue)
Furthermore, these data will help investors in their decision making concerning where to build factories, offices and stores. This will create more accessible employment opportunities
Developers will also use the data in determining where to build new homes and which neighbourhoods to revamp.
Every local government in Abia State and security agencies will also use the data for public safety and emergency preparedness such as disaster-evacuation procedures, policing etc
Abia residents will benefit from data collation and accessible database in supporting community initiatives.
During our term , we will ensure that every birth, death , cause of death , missing persons data are reported and recorded.
All medical/healthcare centres must have accessible medical records. It will be good practice and subsequently a legal requirement to have digital records. This will help enhance our health system and promote life expectancy rate of Abians.
We can assure you that we will strictly protect personal information as part of this development.
In the next coming weeks, we will publish the next 5 points of the manifesto including:
- Sports and Recreation
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KOWA was registered as a political party on July 16, 2009, by a group of Nigerian Civil Society activists, professionals and technocrats.
The founding members of KOWA Party consist of men and women of integrity who wish to contribute to making Nigeria a country where there is economic justice, political sanity, peace, stability, human development and social progress; a country governed in the best interest of the majority who are at present, mostly poor, struggling people, as opposed to the current situation in which there is gross economic injustice and a wide gap between the rich and the poor.
We are mostly political activists, professionals and politicians who did not find a level playing ground in the god-father-dominated political parties. This means that we are not the typical, conventional, rotten politicians' clique.
And that is indeed good news, Benson Onykachi puts it this way "Old ways won't open new doors"
Will you vote for the same parties that have enslaved us for decades?
If the answer is no, VOTE BENSON ONYEKACHI on 28th February 2019!!!
In conclusion, when asked about his overall vision, this is what Benson Onyekachi had to say: "Our Mandate is to launch Abia State to global prominence through massive investment in human capital development, infrastructure and technology".