Sunday, 12 February 2017

Gov Obiano Happy With Investors


Governor Willie Obiano has commended investors for heeding his administration's clarion call to bring their wealth home.

Governor Obiano made the commendation while inaugurating the completed first phase of Lynden Farms at Igbariam in Anambra East Council Area.
He called on other wealthy Ndi Anambra to invest in the State, assuring them of a conducive investment climate in the State.
The Farm which is to produce high quality eggs and poultry meat, whose groundbreaking ceremony was performed by Governor Obiano in January last year, is to be executed in three phases with a total investment put at one hundred and eighty million dollars.
One year after, the first phase has been completed, a double-deck facility housing one hundred thousand chicks with automated feeding and waste disposal processes, expected to produce two thousand five crates of egg per day.
Inaugurating the facility, Governor Obiano said in less than two years his administration has surpassed the poultry needs of Ndi Anambra through its strategic partnerships with the private sector and efforts at supporting existing poultry operators in the State.
He pointed out that the beauty of the project is that the entire maize that will be used in producing the feeds which chicks at the farm will consume, will be produced in the State adding that the development opens a new vista of opportunity for farmers in the maize who he said his administration will support to boost their production.
In his remarks, the Chairman of ANSIPPA and traditional ruler of Umuoji, Igwe Cyril Enweze said of all the nine ongoing Agric projects embarked on by the present administration, the farm is the largest and is the first of such to be completed and put to use in the entire SouthEast region and hailed the public private partnership model of the Obiano administration through which it is placing the state on the nation's Agricultural map.
The Commissioner for Agriculture, Mechanization Processing and Export, Mr Afam Mbanefo who noted that at full capacity, the farm will be producing twenty two thousand five hundred Crates of egg per day with other ancillary benefits, said the achievement of the first phase of the project marks a major milestone in the efforts of the present administration to make the state a pace-setter in agricultural development and food security.
The Chairman of Lyden Farms, Chief Clems Nwogbo revealed that aside the two layer houses that they will construct in the next two phases, they are also doing feed mill, broiler production houses and establishing out grower schemes for the production of egg and broilers in the twenty one Council areas of the state and commended Governor Obiano for his passion at attracting sustainable development which he noted, had motivated them to put their money down in the state.



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