Commissioner of Information and Communications, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari has donated 99,000L capacity water and Electrification projects to Abam-Ama and Igbiri communities in Okrika Local Government Area of the State. According to Mrs. Semenitari the projects were donated to alleviate the sufferings of the people stress “portable water in my community, Abam-ama II has been a challenge, Dawoo Company has put some water for us but we can only fetch when Daewoo pumps and so we needed a water project that would cater for the problems of the people.
“ In Igbiri we have poles fixed all up, to ensure that we have light, the place has been illuminated so doing all of this is just our way of keeping with the principles of our Governor”, pointing out that the borehole which is over 200 meters deep has filtration to ensure portability and check water borne diseases.
Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, says his administration is teaching the people of the State how to create wealth and sustain a good livelihood for themselves rather than depending on handouts. Governor Amaechi said this during the distribution of cottage, micro, small and medium enterprises equipment by the State Ministry of Commerce and Industry at Delta Hotels in Port Harcourt. Represented by his deputy, Engr. Tele Ikuru, the State Chief Executive stated “teach a man how to fish and you feed him for life. adding that the APC Government is not gathering people to dash them money. We are gathering people to give them equipment with which to generate wealth.
The Rivers State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tamunoiyoriari Parker has called on the people of the State to remain calm in the face of the Ebola virus scare. He said, there are no reported cases of Ebola disease in the State, adding that Government has provided all the personnel and materials needed to combat the deadly virus. In a statement made available to newsmen in his office in Port Harcourt, Dr. Parker expressed Governor Amaechi’s confidence in the capability of the Rivers State Ebola Technical Committee, describing statements made by a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Austin Opara during an interview with a radio station in Port Harcourt, to the effect that Governor Amaechi was not taking the Ebola virus seriously, as ‘‘reckless, irresponsible and unfortunate’’.
The Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe said, the All Progressive Congress in Rivers State is set to deliver dividends of democracy directly to the people of the State. Hon. Abe made the remark at a ceremony in Opobo Town, headquarters of Opobo/Nkoro local Government Area recently. According to him, Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has done well for the people of Rivers State and called on all Rivers people to continue to support him even as they resist all attempts to mortgage the future of the State.
State Commissioner for Water Resources and Rural Development, Hon. Patricia Simon-Hart had said that the rural water supply and sanitation project (RWSSP) was a component of the Niger Delta Support Programme and part of efforts in the consolidation of the ongoing reforms in the water sector. Hon. Simon-Hart stated this yesterday in Port Harcourt during the state launch of the Local Investment Plan (LIP) for the two self-selected Local Government Areas of Akuku-Toru and Opobo/Nkoro.