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Independent Media Bureau inspects projects in Etche

Posted by The Port Harcourt Telegraph on 2005/05/27 | Views: 231 |

Independent Media Bureau inspects projects in Etche


The chairman of Etche local government council, Hon. Ephraim Nwuzi has showcased some money consuming projects to the Independent Media Bureau, a team that visited Okehi, headquarters of the council to assess projects executed by the present administration in the past one year.

The chairman of Etche local government council, Hon. Ephraim Nwuzi has showcased some money consuming projects to the Independent Media Bureau, a team that visited Okehi, headquarters of the council to assess projects executed by the present administration in the past one year.

Conducting the team round project sites in Etche, Nwuzi showcased a gigantic bridge long abandoned by OMPADEC and undertaken by the council. At Nihi-Odufor, where the bridge is located, the chairman explained that on completion, the bridge will link the communities in Etche that have been cut off from their kit and kin by a natural river.

Ephraim Nwuzi also drove the team round a stretch of electrification project embarked upon by the council to link at least 7 communities, starting from Egwi to Okehi II, an electrification network, which covers about 20 kilometers,
To ensure security within his area of jurisdiction, Nwuzi showed the team to an ongoing construction of a police station in Umuebulu-Igbo Etche, a community that shares boundary with Oyigbo LGAs.

Nwuzi said in an interview he had engaged the hands of at least 60% of Etche youths in the agricultural sector, in a bid to to engage them actively and boost food production in the state,
In the area of general projects, the council boss conducted the team round some major access routes in Etche, which the council has graded to useable standard, with the aid of a grader that was rehabilitated by the council. Under this arrangement, about 70% of the major roads in Etche, according to Nwuzi have been graded.

The council boss also took the team to a site where renovation work is going on, on a primary school block and the Headmaster's lodge at Ndashi-Etche and told the team of the council's donation of a bus to the National Union of Etche Students, as well as the provision of a monthly grant of N50, 000.00 to the students' body to encourage education amongst youths in the area.
He also disclosed that the council donated about 100,000.00 exercise books to schoolchildren.

In the health sector, t he council embarked on the construction of office block for health workers and completed a maternity unit of the health department within the council premises, coupled with the regular payment of all staff salaries and allowances.

The Telegraph would be bringing its readers a special spotlight on the achievements of the Nwuzi administration in the Weekend edition of the Weekend Telegraph..

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