20 Abia Communities Get 500KVA Transformers

Source: EMMA UCHE. - thewillnigeria.com

ABUJA, March 27, (THEWILL) - Twenty Abia South communities today in Ohuru village about 3km to Aba in Abia State, took delivery of 20 500KVA transformers to power their communities.

The transformers, which were delivered by Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe who represents the zone in the Senate, are part of the 50 units already penciled down for the Senatorial district in the 2010 budget.

Last December, five communities: Nkwo Ngwa Market in Aba South LGA, Ohambele Community in Ukwa East lga, Obegu Community in Ugwunagbo lga, Umuola Egbelu in Aba North lga, Umuagu Autonomous Community in Obingwa, lga took delivery of the first five transformers out of the 50 units.

Abaribe who personally delivered the transformers to the five communities had promised other communities that the remaining 45 units would arrive before the end of the year.

However, further consignment of 20 (500KVA), have now been delivered and distributed to the following communities; Aloma Autonomous Community, Mgboko Ukwu Community, Akpa Mbato Autonomous Community all in Obingwa local government area.

Also in Ugwunagbo Local government area, four communities of Owerri-Aba Ngwaoma Autonomous Community, Ihie Junction, Ihie Autonomous Community, Akanu Ngwa Aut Community, benefitted from the largesse.

Similarly, five communities in Aba North Lga benefited from the project, they are; Uratta Aut Community Aguwa Street & environs, Ogbor Ancient Kingdom, Asa Okpulor Autonomous Community, Emelogu / Achi street Landlords Association, Shoe Plaza, Ariaria Market.

Others are; Umuogele Mbato Aut Community, Ohanku/Onyembi Street Landlords Association, Umuechem Road, Obuda Aut Community and Ehi Road/Afikpo Street Landlords Association in Aba South local government Area.

In Ukwa West; the communities of Umumgbeje Owaza, Ipu South, Nkpukwe Village, Asa North, Ukwa East, Ohaogwe Amakam, Ujuru Autonomous Community, Akrika Aut Community and Headquarters, East Nigeria Union Mission.

Handing over the transformers to the Communities, Senator Abaribe who was a former Deputy Governor in Abia State said the delay was as a result of some executive bottleneck which goes to show that the bulk does not stop on the doorsteps of the lawmakers. The executive he added is the arm of government that is statutorily empowered to perform the function of executing projects as enunciated by the parliament.

However, he urged the people of Abia South District to continue to support and vote for all candidates of the PDP in the forthcoming elections even as he assured the people of continued quality representation in the senate.

Earlier, Mr. Dan Nkaru of Ehi road landlords association who spoke on behalf of other recipients thanked the Senator for always pushing for the overall good of not on the senatorial district, but for Abia state in general. He pledged their continued support of Senator Abaribe as a forthright leader of the people.