Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo has performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a 132KV power station at Umuekete Igboezulu Aguleri, in Anambra East Local Government Area.
The project when completed will serve as a source of power supply for Anambra North Senatorial District.
Performing the ceremony, Governor Soludo represented by the Commissioner for Power and Water Resources, Engineer Julius Chukwuemeka explained that the project is in fulfillment of his manifesto towards providing steady power supply in the state.
Governor Soludo who reiterated his resolve to partner with every stakeholder in the power value chain to ensure that there is constant electricity, added that as the state at the moment is generating zero mega- watt of electricity, soon it will begin to generate power that will be private sector driven.
He appealed to the community to support the government to ensure the project is completed at the record time, saying the government is already creating enabling environment to facilitate projects and augument the supply perched from the national grid.
In a remark, the traditional ruler of Aguleri Community, Igwe Micheal Idigo, described the project as a welcome development and thanked Governor Soludo and those who donated their lands for the project.
In their speeches, the President General, Enugwu-Otu Aguleri Development Union, Mr. Nnamdi Adimora and the Chairman Umuekete village Igboezulu Aguleri, Mr. Chinedu Mmadubueze, expressed their gratitude to the present administration and commended former governor Willie Obiano for attracting the project to the community, calling for the cooperation of the community to ensure completion and more developmental projects.
For the Senior Manager under Protection, Control and Maintenance Department of Transmission Company of Nigeria, Engineer Chinedu Ifeatu, said the community is privileged to attract the project which will provide employment and development for them, while the contractor of Cinnac Ventures Limited handling the project, Engineer. Chinwendu Anyanwu, assured timely completion of the work with the cooperation of the community.