A celebration of Seven (7) years Anniversary of the current administration in Anambra State and the establishment of Anambra State Physical Planning Board by His Excellency the Executive Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano following the Anambra State Physical Planning Board Law number 9 of 2013 that has been passed by the State House of Assembly.
The Chairman of Anambra State Physical Planning Board, recounts some of the achievements of the Board especially since he took over the helm of affairs in the Board in the year 2018. He enumerated some of the challenges they faced including human resources, wrong public perception as well as perception by the government about the board.
He explained that the work of Anambra State Physical Planning Board is more of Social service provision but that they have also been generating a good amount of money for the Anambra State internally generated revenue which has skyrocketed from N245million in 2018 to more than N880 million in the year 2020 despite the advent of COVID-19.
He also recounted all the other efforts his office has made to improve Anambra State status in the ease of doing business rating of World Bank including the Digitalization of their operations as currently being practiced such that Developers can now apply for Building permit approval online from the comfort of their homes or offices without necessarily coming to our physical office to see this person or that person. Also, they collapsed the payment window for building permit approval from ten windows to a single window so as to minimize the amount of time spent in the bank by anyone trying to pay for his building plan to be approved.