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Anambra, EU partner on water schemes’ revival



ANAMBRA State Government in collaboration with European Union (EU) have commenced construction of water projects to supply potable water to some communities in the state.

  These are communities in Anambra East and West and Aguata Local Government Areas.

  Gov. Willie Obiano announced this when he inspected facilities at the Otuocha Regional Water Scheme and the Obizi-Uga Regional Water Scheme, Aguata LGA.

  The governor said government had since completed payment of counterpart funding for the projects between Anambra State Government and EU.

  The governor explained that the first phase of the Otuocha project would be completed in April and would cover three communities in Anambra East – Aguleri, Umueri and Umuoba-Anam.

   According to him, the construction of the second phase would commence on completion of the first and would cover eight communities within Anambra West and Ayamelum.

   He said that Otuocha Water would be sourced from Omambala River and that the treatment facility had capacity to treat 10 million liters of water daily.

Gov Willie Obiano inspecting one of the water schemes

  The governor, who also inspected Obizi-Uga Regional Water Scheme said that the 10-year abandonment of the project was regrettable.

  While ordering the completion of the Obizi-Uga project for April, Gov Obiano said the scheme would be expected to be reticulated within 40 kilometers, covering more than 14 communities including Uga, Isuofia and Ekwulobia.

   The representative of the EU, Mr Hannes Mostert explained that the Otuocha Water after being treated would be supplied to a 450 cubic meter high tank in Otuocha for reticulation across benefitting communities.

 Commissioner for Public Utilities, Emeka Ezenwanne, commended government for sincerity in revamping the various schemes.

  Mr Ezenwanne requested that security cover be provided for the facility to achieve its sustainability.

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