Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State yesterday, amid jubilation inaugurated the ultra modern civic centre in Enugu-Echi Ihe, Awgu Local Government Area, constructed with the first tranche of N5 million each recently released to the 450 autonomous communities in the state to execute development project of their choice.
Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration recently launched a grassroots development programme tagged “one community, one project”, which earmarked N10 million for each community in the state to carry out a project of their choice according to their peculiar needs to ensure that there is government presence in all the communities in Enugu StateThe ultra modern civic centre in Ihe was constructed with the first tranche of N5 million of the N10m.
Presenting the civic centre to the governor for inauguration, the traditional ruler of Ihe community, HRH Igwe Godwin Ekoh said the project is “the first of its kind” and “a vista to the avalanche of both realized and realizable development that the good government of His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has engendered in Enugu State since its inception”. Igwe Ekoh added that the people of Enugu-echi Ihe prior to the the construction of the civic centre lacked a place of gathering and hosting of community activities, expressing delight that the “priority project” has provided solution to the need of the people.
“It is a symbol of real and appreciable infrastructure that sprout and span the length and breadth of the state since Gov. Ugwuanyi took over the helm of affairs of Enugu State. It is a perfect example of promise fulfilled by a responsible and responsive government”, Igwe Ekoh said. The monarch also commended Gov. Ugwuanyi for his administration’s grassroots development initiatives aimed at opening up the rural areas for all round economic growth as well as providing the basic needs of the dwellers.
According to him, “When His Excellency made the promise to make available N10m (in two tranches) to the 450 autonomous communities in Enugu State for developmental projects, it sounded too good to be true. Today, we are witnesses to the fulfillment of this promise which has translated into tangible projects across Enugu State”. Expressing gratitude to Gov. Ugwuanyi for the “milestone” feat, Igwe Ekoh noted that the governor has not only advanced development in the rural areas but has also accelerated his dynamics and prospects for urbanization.
He said: “We are therefore overjoyed to receive the man of the moment. The man behind the accelerated development of Awgu, the brain behind the peace in the state and the architect of the transformation of Enugu State and the incoming governor come 2019, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi”. Inaugurating the project, Gov. Ugwuanyi thanked the Royal Father and his subjects for the vision in constructing the event centre with the first tranche of N5 million recently released to them and reassured of more development projects that would address their peculiar needs.