Gov. Obiano inaugurates N20m borehole project
Gov. Willy Obiano of Anambra, on Saturday inaugurated a N20 million borehole project at Nanka community in Orumba North Local Government of the state.
Obiano said that the project was in line with the overall policy of the state government to make potable water available to the people.
According to him, clean potable water was struck at a depth of 2000 feet, saying it was an important project carried out in the community after several trials.
The governor recalled that the Greater Onitsha Water scheme recently inaugurated, with ongoing reticulation and replacing of old pipes, was to ensure that water run everywhere in the city.
He restated commitment to the Obizi Water Scheme being carried out in conjunction with the World Bank, and assured communities with similar challenges that his administration would not abandon any project begun by his predecessor.
Obiano said the government spent N50m to de-contaminate the house and structure used by some Colombians to manufacture illicit amphetamine drugs in Nanka, which posed health challenge to the community.
The Commissioner for Utilities, Mr Obi Nwankwo said that the success of the borehole project was as a result of genuine collaboration between the government and some illustrious sons of the community.
Nwankwo assured that with the 800 litres overhead tank and generator, water would be available to all homes in the community and urged the people to protect the facility.
The President-General, South-East Amalgamated Traders Association (SEMATA), Chief Okwudili Ezenwankwo, who is also from the community, thanked the governor for the project.
He said that the community had suffered lack of clean water for long because of gully erosion in the area.
Mr Okey Enekwe, Deputy Chairman of Orumba North Local Government Area, thanked the governor for assisting the community to complete the project.
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