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Improved power supply panacea to growth – Uwah

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THE sustained and improved power supply experienced in Akwa Ibom State in recent times has been described as the remedy towards reduction in farm loses as testified by farmers in the state.

The commendation came over the weekend when over 10,000 traders, cooperative societies and beneficiaries of interest free loans of the state government embarked on a solidarity march to Government House, Uyo, to show appreciation to Governor Udom Emmanuel.

Speaking on behalf of the farmers, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Micro Finance and Enterprise Development, Mr Ime Uwah, said that huge losses were usually incurred by the farmers due to poor power supply, but however noted that the improved electricity output in the state has reduced wastages of farm produce, since they can now be preserved for future use.

Uwah maintained that farmers in the state were impressed with Governor Emmanuel giant strides and are fully armed with their permanent voters cards (PVCs) to ensure the governor is re-elected for a second term in office.

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