We are in a hurry to transform Ebonyi State , says Dep Gov
The Deputy Governor of Ebonyi Dr. Kelechi Igwe yesterday said the government is in a hurry to transform and modernize Ebonyi state so that it will compete favourably with other states in the country.
The Deputy Governor gave the assurance in Abakaliki after receiving eight trucks and one pay-loader donated from three different construction companies to assist the state government in its drive in the environmental sanitation of the capital city.
The companies are Brass Engineering Company Limited which donated two trucks, Patan Limited , four trucks and a pay loader and China Civil Engineering Construction Company(CCECC), two trucks.
Dr Igwe thanked the companies for their assistance to help the government to make the state clean encouraging other individuals, groups and cooperate bodies to live up to their expectations by contributing their quotas in the development of the state.
The deputy governor noted that the administration led by Chief Dave Umahi has declared a state of emergency on the environmental sanitation in the state capital state because of the unprecedented heaps of refuse which have made some of the streets uninhabitable for years .
“We are in a hurry to transform the state and that is why we declared state of emergency on the environmental sanitation of the capital city” the deputy governor said”.
Igwe who advised other contractors in the state to always think of how to support the state government and not just how to benefit from government, also declared that their donation was not a guarantee that they would get contract from the state government.
Speaking earlier the representative of the donors, Mr Austin Umahi said that it was part of their corporate social responsibility to assist in confronting the environmental challenges in the state capital.
He commended the doggedness of the present administration in evacuating the waste and making the environment clean and safe for people to live in.