The coordinator of CampHope organization world wide Mbaise chapter Chief Charles Ogu within the week commended the executive Governor of Imo state senator Hope Uzodinma over the Commissioning of Eke- Nguru Water Scheme, Aboh Mbaise LGA of Imo state.
Representing the Imo state government, was Commissioner of Public Utilities, Barr Tony Umezuruike, who disclosed that, the Governor is committed to see Imo people healthy through drinking of clean water.
Umezuruike added that the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, has created enabling environment to generate regular clean water for the people of Aboh Mbaise, saying challenges of security, pipes and reticulation of water have been tackled as the contractor handling the project has assured that soon the project will be completed and water generated to the people.
Umezuruike posited that the Governor has paid all counterpart funds that made it easy for the revival of the water project at Eke- Nguru and other parts of Imo State.
Umezuruike, while eulogizing the Governor for reviving the Eke- Nguru Water Scheme, urged the contractor handling the project to continue to put in tangible effort to timely complete the project for prompt generation of water for the people as instructed.
The Commissioner begged the people of Nguru Nweke to always ensure that they secure the project to avoid it being vandalized by the enemies of progress.
Also speaking, Chief Executive Officer, Imo State Water and Sewerage Corporation, Engr Emeka Ugoanyanwu, explained that the water project will soon be completed as the contractor has been instructed to improve on standard so that safe water could be enhanced, appreciating government and World Bank for the feat.
Commending Governor Hope Uzodimma for reviving the Eke- Nguru Water Scheme, Chief Charles Ogu, Coordinator, CampHope Organization Worldwide, Mbaise chapter and APC Stalwart, on behalf of the people, said Uzodimma has done what Achike Udenwa, Ikedi Ohakim and Rochas Okorocha could not do within short space of time in government.
According to Chief Charles Ogu, “this is dividends of democracy in action. Water is important. Yes, water, shelter and food are basic needs of human beings. Uzodimma has provided water to the six villages of Nguru Nweke, Umunneato and Amaohuru autonomous communities. The people will reduce spending money on borehole water. For doing so, the rural water project of the Governor has been 50% achieved. We are happy with the Governor and the Commissioner for Public Utilities, Barr Tony Umezuruike, for achieving this feat”.
Ogu assured the Governor of the continued support of Mbaise people as he recovers the State to the good of all persons.
Promising the government of improvement and timely completion of the project, contractor handling the project, Engr Femi Peters, noted that the project is 50% completed, maintaining that “what is remaining are installation of pipes followed by pumping of water to the tank and reticulation of water to the supposed areas. Our challenge is the weather because whenever it rains, there would be no work”.
However, the traditional ruler of Nguru Nweke, whom the Commissioner, his entourage and Chief Charles Ogu visited after the inspection of the Eke- Nguru Water Scheme, HRH, Eze James N. Nnamdi ( Mirioma Duruaku Ubima), Nguru Nweke autonomous community, Aboh Mbaise local government area of Imo State, noted that “the Eke- Nguru Water Scheme was installed in the 1960’s, but was vandalized by the military after the civil war”, but expressed happiness that the government through the World Bank has intervened to revive it.
Eze Nnamdi pleaded with the government of Imo State to provide employment to idle youths to reduce poverty and insecurity in the State.