Sunday 24th September, 2017
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Ugwuanyi lauds Army on Urban Water project

Ugwuanyi lauds Army on Urban Water project

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, yesterday commend­ed the 82 division of Nigeria Army for embarking on a water project with capacity to improve water sup­ply to its barracks and nearby environs when completed.

Ugwuanyi while commending the army for embark­ing on the laudable project lamented that his administration’s determination to en­sure regular supply of drinking water has been hampered by obsolete and frequent equipment malfunc­tion at major water in­stallations, erosion and other environmental factors.

‘It is indeed regret­table that despite the progress that have been

made so far, govern­ment’s efforts to signifi­cantly boost water sup­ply in Enugu State are still being hindered by a number of factors in­cluding the fragile con­ditions of some exist­ing water projects and facilities in the state as well as the unavailabil­ity of funds to attend to some of them’.

He explained that Enugu metropolis has expanded both in size and population as such, the initial master plan for water reticulation across the city can no longer accommodate the residents. He stated that his administra­tion is willing to assist and collaborate with organizations, institu­tions and investors to­wards addressing some of these challenges to ensure an improved water supply.

Speaking earlier, the General Officer Com­manding 82 Division, Major General Adamu Abubakar, stressed the need to ease problem of water scarcity in the barracks and its envi­rons, as the reason for the project. He pleaded for support from the state government in completing the project