This is the first part of the ten million naira approved by the State Executive Council for development projects in any area of choice in the communities.
The fund disbursed to the one hundred and seventy-one communities were in addition to the one hundred and eighteen communities that received their cheques last month.
Presenting the cheques to Traditional Rulers and Presidents-General at Government House, Enugu, the Governor, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi urged them to use the money judiciously for the benefit of their communities.
Chief Ugwuanyi said the one community-one Project Scheme Fund, which was to be used at the discretion of the communities, was aimed at promoting participatory democracy in the State.
In their remarks, the State Commissioner for Chieftaincy Matters, Mr Emeka Okeke and his counterpart in Rural Development, Mr Gab Onuzuruike said that the scheme had engaged the communities in the State to drive their peculiar infrastructural development and commended those who had commenced their projects.
Some Traditional Rulers interviewed, Igwe Policap Oyibo, Egede Community, Igwe Peter Okwesisli, Ibite Egede Autonomous Community, both in Udi Local Government Area, and Igwe Mmadua buchi Nevo-Obasi, of Agunese-Mmaku, Agwu Local Government Area, said that the move was the first of its kind in the State, and promised to use the fund judiciously.
Meanwhile, the Traditional Rulers and Stakeholders of Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State have commended the State Governor, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for what they described as his development initiatives and equal distribution of resources across the State.
The Chairman of Udenu Traditional Rulers Council, Igwe Peter Ejeh spoke for the team at the Government House while pledging support to the administration of Governor Ugwuanyi.
The Udenu Local Government Chairman, Mr. Frank Ugwu led the team to the visit.