person_pin Okey Onwuka
query_builder February 8, 2019 15:07:39


By John Ndu and Sunday Okoli

Aguleri Otu (Anambra East LGA), Feb. 9, 2019 (MOI) Anambra State Government has resolved to establish alternative source of power generation to boost productivity across the state.

Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra said this when he visited Aguleri Otu bridge to inspect the ongoing construction work at the facility.

He noted that approval had been given to the contractor to produce a design on how to harness the speed of the water in the river to generate electricity.

The governor observed that when properly harnessed it would generate electricity for Umueje and surrounding communities.

``We are building for the future. We want to open up all agrarian communities to enable them to be in position to evacuate their agricultural produce to cities and towns where they could be exchanged for cash.

``I have told the contractor to go ahead with the design work that will generate power supply from the river. All these will add to what we are doing to promote wealth creation," Obiano stressed.

He expressed satisfaction at the standard of work done by the contractor, adding that he would continue to mobilise to ensure adequate service delivery.

Gov. Obiano, then, called on the people to support all APGA candidates vying for elective positions, to enable him consolidate on his achievements.

Commissioner for Works, Mr Marcel Ifejiofor said the road to the oil well was 11km with 100 metres to the bridge.

Ifejiofor noted that the road when completed would offer speedy access to the rig within 10 minutes.

He noted that it was regrettable that before the intervention of the governor on the road, they access the rig, was through Enugu State, noting that this slowed economic development in the state.

The Contractor handling the project, Mr Chami Estrada assured that the design for the power generation would guarantee steady power supply due to the wave generated in the river.

Mr Estrada said they had challenges in diverting the river during construction of the bridge, but expressed happiness it was eventually achieved.

He re-assured that the bridge would be totally completed by March. (MOI)