Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano inaugurated N6 million water project at Unubi, Nnewi South Local Government Area.
The project was sponsored by a member representing Nnewi South Constituency 1 in Anambra State House of Assembly, Mr Kingsley Iruba.
The borehole was situated at Afor Unubi Market square measures 660 metres in depth, with sophisticated materials to serve for a long time.
It has six big Geepee overhead tanks with an attached 5.5 horse power water pumping machine. It also has a standby electricity generator of 25 KVA capacity installed to power the system.
While inaugurating the project, Governor Obiano said the essence of governance was to provide for the people what they could not provide for themselves.
Obiano, who was represented by a former Commissioner for Information, Mr Maja Umeh noted that Mr Iruba demonstrated excellent representation by his prompt response to the needs of his people.
The governor while commending him for proper utilisation of constituency funds said he would always support the people of Nnewi to boost socio-economic activities in the area.
“Nnewi South is one of the LGAs that have properly executed their N20 million Community Choose Your Project Initiative.
“I thank you for your immense support, especially in actualising my second term bid. What Mr Iruba accomplished shows good representation.
“Iruba is `god sent’ to the people of Nnewi South. The project will aid the people in improving sanitation and help to reduce challenges of water supply to the area,” Obiano said.
Mr Iruba explained that the essence of citing the water project at the market was to ensure a healthy environment.
According to Iruba, during the construction of the borehole, it created direct and indirect jobs, as the labourers were from the community.
“The community is expected to take ownership of the facility and generate revenue for the maintenance and sustainability of the project,” Iruba said.
The Traditional Ruler of Unubi, Igwe Francis Umunnajiego, said it was unprecedented in the history of Unubi, confirming that no previous legislator had utilised his constituency allowance like Mr Iruba.
Umunnajiego pledged to manage the projects judiciously for the revenue generation and other purposes it was built.
Member representing Ihiala 1 in the state House of Assembly, Mr Chidi Udemmadu and his counterpart in Orumba North, Mr Romanus Obi observed that Iruba was always concerned about the welfare of his constituents.
One of the market women, Mrs Ifeoma Njaba expressed gratitude to Iruba, noting that the water would go a long way in ensuring a healthy environment.
She prayed God to bless Iruba over his political ambition.