Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi To Address Water Scarcity In Enugu


Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has stated his desire to address the water scarcity challenges currently facing residents of the state.

In a statement released by the Commissioner for Information in the State, Dr. Godwin Udeuhele, the Enugu State government would summon a Town Hall Meeting some time next month to tackle the acute water scarcity situation in the state and fashion out the best ways of ensuring improved water supply.

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has also approved the release of N341 million for the completion of the State Medical Diagnostic Centre along Okpara Avenue in Enugu. The approvals however are subject to due process certification.

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Dr. Udeuhele, who addressed newsmen after the State Executive Council’s meeting presided over by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwanyi yesterday said that N50 million was approved as the state’s counterpart fund contribution for the World Bank Assisted CSDP Projects.

Udeuhele noted that the money is the State’s counterpart fund contribution to enable the state benefit from the additional $140 million counterpart fund from the World Bank for such projects.

He also said that another N75 million was also approved by the council for the extension of electricity to Umuoma, Umuopu, Umuagama, Aguibeje, Umuonu and Olido Communities in Igboeze North Local Government Area.

Dr. Udeuhele explained that an additional N80.5 million was approved for the extension and boosting of electricity at Umuaneke, Ugwuesa Ukehe, Ndi Ugwuchime and Uwala Ukehe, Akaibute Ohebedim, Ikolo Amakofia Ukehe, Ngodongo Layout, Egbeugwu, Ukehe and Umuofiagu Diogbe Communities in Igboetiti Local Government Area.

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Other approvals made by the council, include N61.8 million for Rangers International Football Club of Enugu, to enable the club clear the remainder of its outstanding allowances to its 28 players and also compete for the 2016 Federation Cup Competition.

Udeuhele stated that N100 million would be expended on strengthening the operations of the Neighbourhood Watch (Vigilante) groups in the state to ensure proper policing and security of rural communities in the state.