Enugu earmarks N100m for development of Local Government Areas

Cyril Okonkwo, Enugu

The Enugu State Government says it has ear-marked the total sum of N100 million to execute and develop some of the human-oriented projects in each of the 17 local government council areas of the state.

The Governor of the state, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi stated this during an inspection tour of the dilapidated Akwuke Health Centre, Akwuke, Enugu South Local Government Council.

Addressing the people of the area shortly after inspecting the health centre, Governor Ugwuanyi said that the implementation of his administration’s year 2016 budget would commence in five months time.

He urged the people of the area to identify their priorities for prompt government actions.

He said: “it is the intention of the state government to extend democracy dividends to all nooks and crannies of the state despite the economic meltdown in the country. To make this a reality, we expect your cooperation, support and prayer for this government to succeed”.

He reminded the people that they have vital roles to play by preserving and protecting government installations and equipment sited at their area and to expose hoodlums and vandals for arrest and prosecution.

Human-Oriented Policies

In their joint address, the National President, Akwuke Town Union, Mr J.C Ewoh, and the President General, Akwuke Uwani Town Union, Mr.  Francis Ogbodo, thanked the governor for his human-oriented policies put in place in the state in the areas of prompt payment of workers’ salaries and aggressive diversification of the state’s economy.

They equally enumerated their challenges which include; lack of access road to the area, lack of functional health centre as well as unemployment of their teeming youths, urging the governor to appoint their sons and daughters to positions of authority in the state.

Speaking during the inspection of the community Health Centre, the principal, Community Health Extension Workers, Mrs. Ugwu Mary Nneka told Enugu governor that the bad condition of the health centre was as a result of the wind storm that blew off the roof of the building, exposing it and the facilities to rain and sunshine.