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Imo Urges Ohaji/Egbema Communities To see Power Plant As Development

Posted: Jul 28, 2015 at 9:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

From Anolu Vincent –  Owerri


The People of Ohaji/Egbema Local government Area of Imo State have been called upon to see the Power Plant at Mmahu Egbema as an investment situated to ameliorate the sufferings of not only the Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area but, Imo state as a whole.

Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations) Government House, Owerri, Engr. Uju Kingsley made the call during an inspection tour of the Power Plant Project at Mmahu Ebgema.

Engr. Uju expressed delight at the level of work at the site after the visit of the Executive Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, last June.  The Deputy Chief of Staff however, urged the contractors handing the project to take it more seriously as the state Government attached greater importance to it, in order to actualise its programme of Industrialisation in the state.

Speaking further, the Deputy Chief of Staff stressed that with the importance the State Government attached to the project, it might not border to relocate part of the Government Machinery to the site in order to ensure that the project was completed on schedule.

Addressing some members of the community, Engr. Uju urged them to see the project as one that brings about even development and not as an avenue of exploitation and war.

The Project Engineer for Rockson Engineering Company, Engr. Akubuo Francis who took the Deputy Chief of Staff on an inspection tour round the facility commenced in earnest after the governor’s visit. He expressed hope that work on the project would be completed as agreed with the State Government.

It could be recalled that work at the Ohaji/Egbema Power Plant was abandoned for over five years and the administration of Owelle Rochas Okorocha visited the site in June 2015 to ensure that contractors handling the project moved to site as well as ensure speedy completion of the project within 10 (ten) months to enable the administration actualize its programme of Industrializing the state and that of job creation.