By Oghenero Orovwuje
The Delta State Government says it is ready to key into partnership initiative that will be beneficial to citizens and residents of the State through the provision of quality services, facilities and job creation.
The Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa made this known during the commissioning of the prototype Delta State Clean Water Project in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area today 31/03/2021.
Senator Okowa who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Mr Chiedu Ebie said it had always been the intention of his administration to prioritize the eradication of diseases through the provision of conducive environment and necessary water sanitation and hygiene across the State.
“Our partnership with Emani Global Network Limited is a novel one that is expected to impart the beneficiary communities and other Deltans positively as they will enjoy potable water which is required for good health,business opportunities and also job creation” the Governor said.
He commended the efforts of the Ministry of Water Resources Development and the contractors/partners towards the efficient delivery of the legacy project in record time.
Governor Okowa stated that the contractors had shown great determination to uphold the terms of agreement with the State Government which he said is to compliment the effort of his administration to make life better for the people of the State.
He equally commended the Okpanam community for their cooperation with his administration and urged them to continue to support the People Democratic Party(PDP)and the laudable programme of his administration.
Earlier in his welcome speech, the Commissioner, Ministry of Water Resources Development, Rt. Hon. Dr Martins Okonta said the concept of the Delta Clean Water Project was triggered by the pressing need to sustain the availability of wholesome drinking water across the State, in order to forestall outbreaks of cholera and water borne diseases.
He said the State Government opted for the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in order to ensure that safe water for drinking is always available in the communities no matter the prevailing economic situation.
In his remarks the Ugo-Ani of Okpanam, Dr Michael Ogbolu Mbanefo commended the State Government for the massive development of road projects in the community and also for selecting Okpanam community as the first community to host the prototype Delta State Clean Water Project.
He assured that the community will continue to support the administration of Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa.
Also in his remarks, the Managing Director, Emani Global Network Limited, Mr Emmanuel Oshiegbu thanked the State Government for the opportunity given to his firm to carry out the project.
He stated that his firm was able to deliver a world class project as a result of the commitment of the State government to the project.