Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Onitsha-North Local Government Area of Anambra State is currently rehabilitating all water schemes in the area aimed at making potable drinking water available for indigenes and residents of the area.
Chairman of the council area Mr.Patrick Aghadinuno Mba disclosed this to the reporter in Onitsha on Thursday while speaking on some of the on-going developmental projects in Onitsha-North and its environs.
He said the council authority has rehabilitated abandoned borehole water schemes in three wards with three thousand capacities pointing out that moribond water projects in Okosi and other parts of the council area have all been made functional and accessible to the people thereby addressing water scarcity in the area.
Apart from rehabilitating water schemes, Mba also disclosed that his administration has embarked on solar lightening projects aimed at illuminating the council area to chase criminal elements far away. According to him, Orakwe, Ojedi and St.Stephens roads were being adorned with solar lights together with other roads.
The local government chairman who noted that Onitsha-North remained the lead council area in Anambra state, maintained that it has a lot of government presence, emphasizing that the road network was something to write home about and that security was more concentrated in Onitsha-North and South because they were the commercial hub and major revenue source for the state.
Mba however commended Governor Willie Obiano’s developmental strides in Anambra state saying that the governor takes the lead in agriculture, security and infrastructure even though he boasted that Onitsha-North was an important local government area as they worked in line with the governor’s policies and programmes to better the lot of the citizenry in the council area.