Monday, 17 October 2016

Gov Obiano Inaugurates Projects Under 'Community Choose Your Project' Initiative

By Kenechukwu Ofomah

Governor Willie Obiano has inaugurated the construction of Doctors and Nurses quarters at Community Health Centre, Awa in Orumba North Council Area.

The inauguration reports that the project was chosen by the Awa community under the #20 million per community choose-your-project initiative and includes water borehole project and perimeter fencing of the facility.
Inaugurating the Project, Governor Obiano promised to construct one kilometer of the road leading into the community immediately the rains subside as well as complete the drainages along the road to check the erosion challenges that the community is having due to improper termination of flood water, assuring them that as the State resources improve, he will do more for them.
He revealed that his administration is interested in the Agricultural potentials of the community and will avail the farmers assistance in terms of loans and improved seedlings to enable them boost their production if they organise themselves in cooperatives.
The governor while thanking traditional rulers in the Old Aguata Region for endorsing him for a second term in office, urged People of Awa to continue to support his administration, assuring them that his administration is tactfully handling the present harsh economic situation in a manner that it will not affect the people much.
The governor later inaugurated the construction of a Civic Center at Nsugbe which the community chose under the Community Infrastructural Projects initiative.
Speaking at the event, Governor Obiano explained that through the initiative, his government not only targets to guarantee government's presence in all 179 communities of the state but also to sustain money supply to the people to enable them deal with the present economic recession.
In his remarks, the Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Town Union Matters, Mr Greg Obi commended Governor Obiano for his vision and called on the Communities to take full ownership of the projects.
The President General of Awa, Professor Obiajulu Obikeze explained that they chose the project because of the location of the community and the difficulty they experience in accessing medicare from neighboring towns while the Nsugbe President General, Mr Obiora Uyaadi said the decision to invite Communities to choose what they want to be done for them is highly commendable.
In their separate votes of thanks, the Member representing Orumba North in the State Assembly, Mr Romanus Obi and his Anambra East counterpart, Mr Obinna Emeneka acknowledged that what is happening in Anambra State under the leadership of Governor Obiano is visionary leadership driven by genuine desire to touch lives.
Formal inauguration of the projects as well as reception of decampees into APGA at Nsugbe formed the highpoints of the events.

Photo Credit : Dom Okagbue .

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