Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi stated this in a message to the presentation of a cheque for over three million naira for the construction of a bore hole at Ovoko-Agu Community in Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area.
Ovoko Agu Community has never had any potable water since its creation, compelling people to travel over three kilometers in search of water.
The people who are predominantly farmers lamented that a Maternity Home and a Primary School were the only government presence in the community while less than half of the population enjoyed electricity.
In view of this situation, they rolled out drums as the State Government presented them with over three million out of ten million naira needed for the construction of the bore hole to address their water need.
Speaking on the occasion, the President General, Ovoko-Agu, Professor Fab Obetta-Ona said the people would ever remain grateful to the State Government and the World Bank for the intervention.
The Prime Minister of the Community, Chief Ikechukwu Ugwuoke appealed to the State Government to do more to solve infrastructure challenges facing the area by providing roads, electricity and other basic amenities to ameliorate the sufferings of the people.
The General Manager of the State Agency for Community and Development Project, CSDP, Dr Maximus Asogwa said the State in collaboration with the World Bank had intervened in over two hundred and fifty communities in the State.
He called on public spirited individuals in the society to help communities in meeting their counterpart contributions for projects that would be sited in their areas.
Dr Asogwa advised communities in the State to key into the programme to address their infrastructure needs.