The challenges of public water supply being faced by residents of Umuahia and Aba would soon be solved, as the Abia State Government has expedited actions to this effect.
The General Manager/Chief Executive Officer of Abia State Water Board and Sewage Corporation, Mr Leo Ogbonna disclosed this during a stakeholders’ round table in Umuahia, the state capital last Thursday.
He assured that works were almost completed on Ugba na nkata water scheme in Umuahia, while the water agency had also commenced works on Ariaria and CKC water schemes in Aba, which on completions, would serve the residents of the two major cities.
The general manager however, informed the stakeholders that the water would be sold to Umuahia residents on commercial rate while commending the efforts of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in reactivating dormant companies in the State.
Earlier in his speech, the Commissioner for Public Utilities, Sir Emma Nwabuko commended the organizers of the event for their efforts, while expressing the belief that it would go a long way in benefiting all Abians.
The Commissioner used the occasion to solicit the support of media houses in the campaign to preserve government properties.
In their separate speeches, the representatives of E-WASH, Mr Abuma Ibrahim, official of USAID, Mr Ziyok Ishaku and some World Bank officials present, outlined the gains of the round table event, while promising the continued partnership between their organisations and the Abia State Government in the provision of public amenities.