Obiano unfolds strategy to tackle waterways emergencies in Anambra

Posted by News Express | 8 September 2014 | 2,950 times

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Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has promised to ensure prompt response to emergencies in the riverine communities of the state by providing floating boat ambulances on the state waterways.

He made the promise while concluding his thank-you tour of the 21 local government areas of the state with stops at Anambra West and Anambra East LGAs, mostly riverine and agricultural basin.

Speaking Thursday at Umueze Anam, headquarters of Anambra West, Obiano said that two of the ambulances would be floated in the area to serve the people of the region.

The governor explained that his administration is steadfastly continuing the execution of ongoing projects but also pursuing a deliberate policy of opening up the food basins of the state in line with the agriculture programme. According to Obiano, “in addition to the ongoing massive road reconstruction in the area, my administration is providing water transportation to improve access to every part of the State. Telephone lines would also be provided to enable the people make contacts with the ambulances when the need arises.”

He thanked the people of Anambra West for their massive support during the last gubernatorial elections and urged them to keep supporting efforts of his government by preserving and making effective use of facilities located in their communities.

Reacting to the governor’s visit an obviously elated  member representing Anambra West in the State House of Assembly, Victor Okoye, said the opening up all rural communities that would lead to effective harnessing of human and material infrastructure is a welcome development. He thanked Governor Obiano for giving people of the area a sense of belonging. On his part, Anambra State Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Mike Kwentoh, praised the governor for carrying out people-oriented programmes and urged the people to sustain their support for APGA.

Speaking at Otuocha, headquarters of Anambra East LGA, Governor Obiano told the crowd that came to welcome him and his entourage that his government is committed to fulfilling his promise to improve the fortunes of farmers and farming communities through his agricultural programmes. He urged APGA members to remain united and sustain voter education to prepare people very well for coming elections.

The National Chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, stated that the party is growing from strength to strength and would leave no stone unturned in its determination to win all the elective positions in the next general elections. Also speaking, the Chairman of Anambra East Local Government Council, Mr. Hilary Udano, commended Governor Obiano for remaining responsive to the needs and aspirations of the people, and assured him that the people are solidly behind him and the party APGA.

Reacting to the Obiano’s visit, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Youth Mobilization and a native of the area, Hon. Chinedu Obidigwe, called on those representing the state at different levels of government to put the collective interest of the people above every other consideration and emulate governor Obiano’s dedication to duty.

•Photo shows Governor Obiano acknowledging cheers from the people during the thank-you tour.

Source: News Express

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