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Water corporation, USAID end workshop on water in Owerri



A one day workshop organised for media practitioners, NGOs and other stakeholders in water sector has ended in Owerri with a call for the public and concerned stakeholders to liaise with the government to realize the dream of having pure and affordable water in the state.

The call was in line with the innovated effective water, sanitation

and hygiene (E-Wash) project which its presence is now felt in the state through the Imo State Water Corporation under the watch of the General manager of the corporation,  Emeka Ugoanyanwu.

Declaring the workshop open at the Full Moon Hotel, Owerri, the

general manager, Ugoanyanwu thanked participants for attending, describing the attendance as a show of love and patriotism.

Ugoanyanwu, who commended staff and management of the corporation for their untiring efforts to duty which he said was added advantage to his bid to realise the objective for which the state government had posted him to the corporation, promised that with the aid of E-Wash project, clean and affordable water will be ready and available to Imolites. He commended the state governor, Chief Emeka Ihedioha for creating an enabling ground for the corporation to key into the E-Wash project which its application will ensure not only steady public water supply, but will keep maintaining adequate hygienic condition in water supply.

In her vote of thanks, a participant in the workshop who is also head of corporate affairs unit of Imo Broadcasting Cooperation, Orient FM, Owerri, Mrs Ngozi Ihekere, commended Imo State Water Corporation and the USAID for organizing the workshop, She described the workshop as a brain storming exercise which will not only boost the state economy but will serve as empowerment to all the participants, she called on the corporation to organize such exercise in the near future as the gains are enormous.

Earlier, the Public Relation Officer (PRO) of the corporation, Mrs. Assumpta Okorie under scored the importance of the workshop and charged participants to take it seriously.

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