Monday, 17 April 2017

Enugu Embarks On One-community One-project Programme

By Dennis Agbo ENUGU—ENUGU State government is embarking
on community-driven development projects in all
the autonomous communities of the state. The state Commissioner for Gender Affairs and
Social Development, Peace Nnaji, made the
disclosure during a meeting of Peoples Democratic
Party, PDP, stakeholders at Amagunze, Nkanu
East council headquarters. Nnaji said each community would nominate a
priority N10 million community development
project, which would be executed in two tranches
of N5 million each. The commissioner said this was in line with the
inclusive and people-driven development agenda
of the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi-led
administration. According to her, “the days when government
claimed to be omniscient are gone. For each of the
major development projects allocated per local
government, the leaders of thought were
consulted. Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State “Now that the government is taking development
to the doorstep of each community, the governor
wants to ensure that the traditional institutions,
town unions, and civil society of each community
decide on their own what their development
priority is and work with the government to achieve it.” Also speaking, Special Adviser on Media to the
Deputy President of the Senate, Mr. Uche
Anichukwu, commended Governor Ifeanyi
Ugwaunyi for his equitable and bottom-top
approach to governance. Mr. Anichukwu also appreciated the government
of the state for the planned rural electrification
project in Nomeh Unataeze community. , noting that democracy could only endure and
inspire confidence in the minds of the people if it
delivered on the promise of better life for the
people. Member representing Nkanu East State
Constituency at the Enugu State House of
Assembly, Hon. Paul Nnajiofor; Chairman of the
Nkanu East Council, Hon. Ikechukwu Ubagu, and
Chairman of Nkanu East PDP, Prince Emeka Nnaji,
called on the people to continue in their support for the Ugwuanyi-led administration to actualise its
numerous development projects in the LGA in
particular and the State in general.

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