Okerenkoko victims to get Government Grant to re-build their houses
A ll displaced families of Okerenkoko community in Warri South-West local government area of Delta State are to receive a housing grant each from the state government to enable them re-build their houses destroyed about two years ago when the military invaded the community.
Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan who announced this at a town hall meeting held in the community at the weekend , expressed regrets over the delay in the construction of the building project of a modern Okerenkoko town following the incident of May 13, 2009 by the joint task force
The Governor said the people cannot be refugees for too long hence the need for the housing grant even as execution of the modern town project was being pursed
Governor Uduaghan who was accompanied on the visit by Senator James Manager, Honourable Daniel Reyieneju amongst other personalities urged the people to vote for PDP on April 26 2011.
On the Okerenkoko Hospital , the Governor promised to make it fully operational, insisting that his medical background was well known in the state even as he urged the people not to tie the provision of drugs in the Hospital to the Tuesday deadline .
Prophet Haggai Bonaji who spoke for the Okerenkoko people expressed worry that the promises made to them has not been kept just as the community grappled with health, water and electricity problems.
Prophet Haggai Bonaji assured of their support for the re-election bid of the Governor but asked that he be sincere with the development of the area.
At the palace of the Pare of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Gbaram 111 at Oporoza , Governor Uduaghan asked for the royal blessings of the monarch and promised to meet their expectations when re-elected.
Chief Wellington Okirika who spoke for the Traditional Ruler after he had Blessed the Governor assured that the people would vote PDP in return for the many democratic dividends they enjoy.
Governor Uduaghan defied the rains and walked through flood to reach the community town hall where he restated his desire for a better life for the riverine people of the state, just as he solicited their vote on April 26, Governorship election.
The visit to the riverine community ended at Ugborodo where a community leader Mr. Thomas Eriyetomi declared the unequivocal commitment of the people to the success of the second term bid of Governor Uduaghan.
A visibly elated Dr. Uduaghan help up an Umbrella to illustrate where they should thumb print on election day.
The Governor thanked the people for their patient over his late arrival in the town and promised to return at another time to discuss their development issues such as; the jetty problem and the building of a new Ugborodo Town which has long been in the drawing board.