ike_ekweremaduDeputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has inaugurated the N75m Ogbombara Spring Water Harvestation Project, in Ndeaboh, Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State.

The project is expected to provide potable water to Ndeaboh community and its environs.

Speaking during the ceremony, Ekweremadu expressed the hope that the execution of the water project would help to address the challenges posed by scarcity of potable water in parts of Enugu State.

The Deputy Senate President noted that the water project would improve the health of the people by eradicating water borne diseases in the area.

He said, “We have had cases of water borne diseases, but today, by this project, we are bringing these challenges to an end.

“We have an elaborate plan for our people to ensure that their challenges of water are addressed exhaustively from Aninri to Awgu, from Awgu to Oji River, from Oji River to Ezeagu.

“From the N12bn Ivo Multipurpose Dam Project in Okpanku, to the ongoing Ugbo dam project, which has been transferred from the Anambra-Imo River Basin Development Authority to the Federal Ministry of Water Resources for adequate funding, and the Greater Oji River Water Project, the Ogbambara Water Project is just an example of what we are doing to resolve the challenges of potable water facing our people.”

Ekweremadu explained that whereas Oji supplied water to Enugu City, that locality had no access to potable water itself.

He added that the Federal Government is about to undertake a N1billion water project, starting with an initial N400m contract that will soon be awarded by the Ministry of Water Resources, in Enugu State.

He expressed gratitude to God that developmental challenges affecting the rural communities were being addressed.

“I and my team are indeed very grateful to God for giving us an opportunity to serve our people and today I am excited just as any other person here to see that our mission at the National Assembly is being achieved.

“As a people we have been challenged by infrastructural decay, we have been challenged by poverty, we have been challenged by ignorance, but by the grace of God, we are overcoming them one by one,” he said.

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