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Anambra intensifies drive for social amenities

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 ANAMBRA State Government is not looking back on its commitment to delivery of more dividends of good governance, through provision of essential services and basic amenities not only at urban centres but also rural areas.

  Commissioner for Public Utilities, Emeka Ezenwunne, stated this while speaking during an inspection tour at Odene axis of Omaballa River, Aguleri where construction works for Otuocha regional water scheme are near completed.

  According to him, the project is ample demonstration that the present administration is always poised to provide ndi Anambra with social amenities that add value to life.

  Promising that the project will be commissioned in April, Ezenwanne also disclosed that the scheme which aims at reticulating water to Aguleri, Umueri and Umuoba Anam, is being constructed by the state government in partnership with European Union.

  He equally stated that when the scheme becomes fully operational, people of the area will no longer lack portable water which plays critical roles in healthcare improvement.

  Facility for treatment plant, from which water will continuously pump into a 400-cubic metre measuring overhead stationed at Father Joseph Catholic Church, Aguleri, from where it will reticulate to designated points, was seen at the site.

  A cross section of people who were interviewed lauded Gov. Willie Obiano for intervening to solve the perennial dearth of clean water for households.   

   Meanwhile, a mobile court sitting at the Terminal “A” Park, Upper Iweka in Onitsha discharged Chigozie Ani and Onyeka Ojionweya who were arrested for touting.

  The court released them while making an order to remand five others at the Onitsha Correctional Center for offences bordering of swindling the government by illegally collecting unauthorised levies and taxes from members of the public, issuing fake emblems as well as possession of fake naira notes among others.

  Cautioning those who were discharged to desist from touting, the presiding magistrate warnied that they may not be as lucky if caught next but refused to grant bail to those remanded before directing Police to conclude investigations on the case within five working days.

  The case was adjourned to February 3.

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