Thursday, 14 February 2013

Government To Embark On Water Projects For Eleme Communities

By Chioma Andy

Rivers State Commissioner for Water Resources, Ms Patricia Simon-Hart, has affirmed Government’s intention of providing potable drinking water supply for residents of Eleme Community through its water project scheme.
Ms Simon-Hart made this known last week when she held a sensitization meeting with the Council chairman, Hon Orji Ngofa, represented by the council Secretary and members of the Council, at a town hall in Eleme, the Council Headquarters. She stressed the commitment of state government in establishing a small town water project that will serve five communities within the area.
She added that a Water Consumer Association (WCA), which will comprise of members from the five benefitting communities, would be setup in the area.
She explained that the role of the association would be to educate and sensitise the people of Eleme on ways of maintaining the existing facilities provided by Government.

Responding to the new development, the Chairman of Eleme Local Government Council, Hon Orji Ngofa, represented by the council Secretary, Bright Sanwi, thanked the State Government for the much awaited water project.
He promised that the people of Eleme will co-operate with them in ensuring that the project becomes a reality.

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