REPORTER: BEN ILECHUKWU
Anambra State Government has constituted a committee drawn to map out strategies for distributing the millions of coconut and palm seedlings, which it procured to boost agricultural production.
This is contained in a statement by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Paul Nwosu, as part of resolutions taken at the end of the Anambra State Executive Council meeting held at Government House, Awka.
According to the statement, the constitution of the Committee, whose members are drawn from the three Senatorial zones, is in line with government’s policy to re-enact the prosperous era of Chief Michael Okpara in the old Eastern region, when cash crops were the main source of revenue.
The statement also indicated that the Council formally terminated the contract awarded to a firm to construct the Ministry of Housing main office complex at Jerome Udorji Secretariat, Awka,valued at #33,253,119.66.
It explained that the cancellation followed failure of the contractor to execute of the job on and the government had resolved to take necessary steps to recover the money paid to the contractor.
The statement noted that the Attorney General of the state presented a memo to the execute council for reformation of major aspects of the dispensation of justice in the area, adding that the Ministry of Justice was working to establish designated courts to expeditiously dispense with sexual related offences.
EDITED BY CHUKWUBUIKE MADU