Obot Akara - The Obot Akara Local
Government of Akwa Ibom on Tuesday said it had sponsored eye treatment
and surgery for 100 indigenes of the area.
Idongesit Ntekpere, the council Chirman, said this while
addressing newsmen on his achievements in the last one year at Nto
Edino, the council headquarters.
Ntekpere said the council, within the period, came tops among the 31
local government areas of the state in the UNICEF assessment on Water,
Sanitation and Health (WASH) programme.
He said that 100 youths were trained on skills acquisition while 48 entrepreneurs were empowered in the area.
Ntekpere said over 140 motorcycles had been acquired by the council
and distributed to indigenes to ease transportation within the area.
He said that the council constructed the traditional ruler’s chambers
at the secretariat and built a civic centre at Urua Offiongettor
He said 27 rural feeder roads had been graded during the period under review.
He explained further that 29 adult education centres were resuscitated to boost mass literacy in the council area.
The chairman attributed the council's achievements to commitment and hard work of the staff.
“As a boundary local government with its peculiarity and under-development, we knew the implication of lack of commitment.
“We employed careful and strategic planning in our development programme, ” Ntekpere said.