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When DESOPADEC commissioned water project at Oghara

Posted: Apr 7, 2015 at 10:54 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Sam Akadoro  / Special Correspondent, Sapele


Adagboyerin/Otumara community in Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government area of Delta State, was agog recently when a 90 meter network of road and a gigantic borehole was commissioned for the inhabitants by the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC). The initiative came courtesy of the Commissioner representing Ethiope West, Sapele, Okpe, Uvwie and Urhobo Ethnic Nationality of Warri on the board of DESOPADEC, Chief Henry Ofa.

Ofa, while inaugurating the road and water projects, noted that Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State should be praised for the feat of about 150 projects that he had accomplished in office within the range of two years in office.

He said if the Governor did not release funds as at when due to the commission for projects execution, there was little or nothing the commission would have achieved. Chief Mathew Poko Opuoru, Commissioner for Special Duties on the board of  DESOPADEC who assisted Ofa to inaugurate the projects, described him (Ofa) as the best of all commissioners on the board of agency.

Opuoru, while expressing his astonishment at the magnitude of the project, said: “What I have seen here today is spectacular; we need more of you to run Delta State affairs so that the dividends of democracy will come to the communities”.

He commended the Governor for appointing Ofa into the board of DESOPADEC, saying the wise decision had yielded positive results.

“I am thanking Governor Uduaghan as his agenda on human capital development, and infrastructural development, peace and security have birthed what we see today, thank you for appointing a great man, Dr. Ofa, as commissioner into the board of DESOPADEC, he is a man who does not forget his people,” Opuoru noted.

The entire villagers went frenzy as the water project was also inaugurated because the villagers had no potable water for a long time.

One of the villagers simply identified as Mama Oghenekaro, while speaking with journalists, expressed appreciation to Uduaghan for appointing Ofa to transform their communities.

She said in Urhobo language: “We thank God, we thank Ofa, our son, he has brought back life to us here in Adagboyerin, our road is better, we can now get good water to drink, as we have been librated from suffering. God bless them”.

The borehole, massive in size, has a generating set to pump water into the gigantic plastic tanks for the people to use on a daily basis.

While speaking on the significance of the 90 metre road, Ofa said it has given the rural dwellers accessibility to the Delta State University Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH), Oghara, the Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe – Oghara, as well as the Western Delta University also at Oghara.

He said when the Western Delta University fully becomes operational, the good road network would provide students easy access to the facilities as well as to other parts of the local government.

Ofa thanked the youth of the communities for providing an enabling environment for the execution of the projects and promised the two communities to provide a health centre and other social amenities that will benefit the rural dwellers and students of the polytechnic and university in the 2015 budget.

The Adagboyerin/Otumara Community Chairman, Mr. Kingsley Otughwor, similarly appreciated Uduaghan for appointing Ofa as a commissioner of DESOPADEC.