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LG completes 19 development projects in Edo

09 October 2013, 17:33

Igarra - The Akoko-Edo Local Government Council of Edo, on Wednesday said it had completed and inaugurated 19 development projects for the benefit of the people of the council.

Its Chairman, Folorunsho Akerejola, stated this in Igarra, when he inspected some of the projects.

Akerejola, who did not disclose the amount spent on the projects, said that they were completed and delivered between June and October.

"Since I became the chairman on April 20, we have been working on about 32 projects, but 19 of them have been completed between four and five months.

"I don’t think any administration has been able to do as much within the time-frame. If you look at the education sector, we are building schools.

"Education is the bedrock of any society; without education, I would not have been a council chairman today. So, for this reason, we embarked on the construction of school buildings, electricity and water projects,’’ he said.

Akerejola said the council constructed three blocks of classrooms in each of the 10 wards of the local government and four primary healthcare centres in Ikiran Ile, Okpe, Lampese and Ogugu communities. 

Others projects completed were: five boreholes with 7500-litre plastic tank with generator house each in Igarra, Ibillo, Sasoro, Erhunrhun and Ososo, while 500-KVA transformers were installed in seven communities, to boost power supply.

He said that the council embarked on such projects to solve the problems of lack of potable water, poor power supply and non availability of healthcare centres in some areas.

"We decided to do a serious job on water because the water system in Akoko-Edo is very poor.

"We know we have the biggest dam in Akoko-Edo, but if you look at the water distribution system in the area, it is so poor because of lack of management,’’ he said.

The chairman appealed to communities in the area to be patient, adding that the council would ensure that all the communities would benefit from the development projects.



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