The United State for African International Development (USAID), and Imo State Water Corporation has continued to partner as a measure to put the state on its toe towards providing the people with treated and affordable water with a view to reactivating and reticulating water pipelines to the consuming public.
The event which held at the Full Moon Hotels, Owerri, featured stakeholders in urban water, sanitation and hygiene services (E-WASH), media, organised private sectors, NGOs, representatives of the state water corporation and the USAID representatives.
Addressing the participants, the General Manager of Imo State Water corporation, Emeka Ugoanyanwu, who was represented by head of Administration and Finance, Mr. Zeph Osuji thanked stakeholders for coming to the brain storming exercise and urged them not to relent in efforts whenever invitation is extended to them for E-Wash programs and projects.
A resource person and expert on wash activities attached to the state water corporation, Mr. Afolabi Ahmed said that MDG/SDG never accomplished its target. According to him, it was what propelled the country to embrace the E-wash, Imo State example. He reminded participants that SDG number 6 was all about water and sanitation, he charged the stakeholders to evaluate the progress of E-wash in the state so far.
In a vote of thanks, the chairman of WASH customer forum, Chief Emma Ozuzu thanked USAID and state water corporation for embracing the program for the state. He said that the benefits of E-wash was enormous and called on all stakeholders to expedite action in ensuring the full realisation of the Program.