By Chinelo Ajulufo : The Anambra State government has commenced a week training workshop on Aerial Photography in Awka. The training which aims at facilitating the state government planning and development is being conducted by the Aeroprecisa limited.
The M.D/CEO of Awka Capital Territory Development Authority (ACTDA), Arc. Michael M. Okonkwo disclosed that the State government wants to use the Aerial photography for collation, storage and usage of such data for the purpose of development, planning and possible enhancement of revenue generation in Anambra, hence the need to train and select a number of staff representatives from different MDAS.
Addressing news men, the Commissioner for Information and Communication Strategy, Ogbuefi Tony Nnacheta stated that the essence of the training is to enable the state government ensure proper land usage, land conservation and proper city planning to boost governments Urban renewal plan.
Also speaking, the head of department on Corporate Investment and Promotion Service(CIPS) in Awka Capital Territory Development Authority, Miss Ifeoma Obi, said so far in the training, She has learnt that one can conveniently sit at home and still get the data bases of people in schools, towns and different local governments within the state through the use of Aerial photography.
The Executive director of ACTDA, Ernest Adinweruka in a remark disclosed that the Aerial photography is going to ease the collection of data of banks and other institutions, monitoring of taxes and also for updating information tracking systems.