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LG sponsors eye surgery for 100 in Akwa

08 October 2013, 18:09

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 community.

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.


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