It is thumbs up for the leadership of the Ezeagu Local Government for the on going massive rural electrification of several communities in the area.
People from all works of life in the area are united in commending Barrister Emeka Ozoagu for giving them a sense of belonging in several ways, especially in power supply.
Recently the council provided 500 KVA transformers numbering 15 to some of the communities to boost energy.
Chief Ambrose Onaga said that with the provision, those communities yet to feel the impact of government in the area of power supply would now be counting their blessings. “Electricity is a big factor in the overall development of any community, be it urban or rural,” Onaga contended.
Another community leader from Obinofia Ndiagu, Mr. Emmanuel Uchendu posited that his people never had it so good in recent years, but called government attention to the dilapidated Nkwo Express-Obinofia Ndiuno to Ndiagu road. He stated that the 15 transformers would go a long way to alleviate the difficulties encountered by artisans, including welders, weavers, local fabricators and others involved in small and medium scale enterprises.
Secretary of the local government, Mr. Paul Emezie Onah, told newsmen that the transformers procured by the council were distributed in two phases.
According to him, in the first phase in the two-year tenure of Barr. Ozoagu who is on his second tenure of another two years that will culminate this year, the council first procured and distributed seven transformers and subsequently provided another eight transformers in the second phase.
“The communities that benefited from the rural electricity projects include Agbaja, Umumba Ndiuno, Obunofia- Ndiuno, Mgbagbu-Owa, Amanshiodo,” Mr. Onah disclosed.
The secretary also disclosed that in the period under review, “the council constructed 25- kilometre asphalt roads that spanned various communities such as Neke, Oyofo- Oghe, Iwolo, Ikenga, Imezi- Owa among others apart from the graded ones.
“The council established functional health centres at Oyofo, Akama, Iwollo, Oha- Ndiagu, Neke, Obunofia- Ndiuno as well as Obeleagu Umana.”
Emezie Onah further said: “The council equally, in the period under review, built bore-holes in virtually all the 20 wards that make up the local government in order to ensure that portable water is provided to the people.
– Amah Baldwin, Enugu