In consideration of requests made by property owners in Enugu and in consonance with its commitment to the wellbeing of the people, the administration of Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, has approved a 50 percent discount on accrued land use charges in the state.
Briefing newsmen on the outcome for the State Executive Council (EXCO) meeting, the Commissioner for Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA), Barr Chid Aroh, who expressed the council’s delight at the huge success the state government recorded in its education sector reform, following Master Anthony Okeke’s wining of the Prestigious NNPC prize for the best student in science, stated that only debtors who pay their land use charges on or before December 31, 2018 will benefit from the discount.
Barr Aroh also stated that the council also approved immediate completion work on the abandoned Agbani District Hospital, stating that the state government had commenced similar projects in the two District hospitals in Udi and Enugu North Local Government Areas.
Shedding more light, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Greg Nnaji noted that the health institutions in the state have continued to receive tremendous improvement under the present administration.
Engr Nnaji therefore, disclosed that “the Poly Clinic Asata, Enugu has been completed and functioning”, adding that “at the last EXCO, various state-of-the-art medical equipment required to make it function fully were approved”.
He further disclosed that the Udi District Hospital is 95 percent completed, stressing the approval for commencement of completion work on Agbani District Hospital was another demonstration that the present administration is committed to the completion of projects started by past administrations.
The Commissioner for ECTDA, further told newsmen that the council equally approved the conduct and release of promotion exercise for staff of the Local Government Areas for 2017 by the Enugu State Local Government Service Commission, requesting that the report of the exercise should thereafter be presented to EXCO for further consideration and directives.
Barr Aroh also said that the council directed all MDAs of governments, institutions and organisations to ensure they pay their taxes promptly, including VAT and withholding taxes to enable the state government meet all its obligations to the people as a responsible body.
He equally stated that the EXCO further directed the state’s Ministry of Works and Infrastructure to immediately commence “the construction of 1km near-inaccessible road from 9th Mile Corner-Opi road” leading to the new site at Okpatu hills, where the TV/Radio mast of the Enugu State Broadcasting Service (ESBS) was being relocated to from Ngwo for aviation safety.