TWO REGIONAL WATER SCHEMES IN ANAMBRA TO BEGIN OPERATION IN APRIL — GOV OBIANO
Otuocha and Obizi-Uga Regional Water Schemes in Anambra State are to commence operation by April this year.
Governor Willie Obiano announced this during an inspection visit to the facilities.
The Otuocha water facility, which is a partnership between Anambra State Government and the European Union (EU) is sourced from Omambala River and has the capacity to treat ten million liters of water daily.
Governor Obiano said the Otuocha water project was in two phases and stated that the first phase would cover three communities.
The second phase of the project will cover about eight communities.
Governor obiano while saying that the next phase was expected to come on board by December 2020, added that it was targeted at ending open defecation in Anambra State.
The Governor stressed that the State Government had paid its counterpart funding for the project.
The representative of the European Union, Mr. Hannes Mostert, explained that the water after being treated at the treatment plant, would be stored in a 450 cubic meter high tank, which would be reticulated.
The head of contracting firm handling the project, Mr. Paul Enidom, commended the Anambra State Government for the opportunity.
He said that the bidding process was open and transparent and called on the people to complement government’s efforts by taking care of the facility when completed.
On Obizi-Uga Regional Water Scheme, Aguata, Mr. Enidom complained of ecological challenge due to the topography of the area.
According to Mr. Enidom, the spring is filled with sand whenever it rains.
The State Commissioner for Public Utilities, Mr. Emeka Ezenwanne, who expressed appreciation to the State Government for the collaboration, also appealed to the Governor to provide adequate security to avoid vandalising the project.
Royal fathers and some top government functionaries were present during the inspection.