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Choose-Your-Project: Anambra to commence third phase

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 THIRD phase of choose-your-community development initiative of Anambra State Government will soon begin across the state to consolidate gains recorded in the previous phases.

Gov Obiano dropped the hint in a brief remark at Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia in a ceremony to mark presentation of certificates of recognition to H.R.H (Igwe) Fidelis Nsofor and H.R.H (Igwe) Lawrence Oguguo as the new monarchs of Akili Ozizo and Umunankwo towns in Ogbaru Local Government Area.

According to him, the tremendous success of the first and second phase has not only integrated every community into the government plan of action for rural and urban development, but also contributed to social stability and security, promising to assist farmers and fishermen whose means of livelihood were destroyed in recent flooding in parts of the state with new start-ups for their businesses.

The governor also used the forum to reiterate his call on traditional rulers to partner the state government in empowerment programmes as crucial tool for meaningful youth development and disincentive to criminality.

Presenting the certificates to the new monarchs, Obiano said the recognition presents them with new opportunities to pursue peace in their respective communities as the only way to continuously support the state government’s economic development policies, advising the new traditional rulers to redouble their efforts especially as the 2019 general elections are fast approaching.

Earlier in his own remarks, State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Gregg Obi, assured that the new traditional rulers were duly elected by their communities according to their customs and tradition, expressing hope that they would not let their towns down.

Expressing their appreciation to Gov. Obiano, both Igwe Nsofor and Igwe Oguguo pledged to lead their people with the fear of God and in the path of peace and progress as the only way of justifying the confidence invested in them.

The event attracted stakeholders in the two communities as well as their friends from far and near, with some traditional rulers on hand to add colour to the occasion.

 

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