OVER N39million worth of infrastructural projects were recently handed over to Mmiata and Agba-egbu communities by the Anambra State Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP)
The infrastructure handed over included a cassava bulky center with a solar powered borehole at Agba-egbu, and a solar powered borehole attached to market stores and stalls at Mmiata-Otupu market both in Anambra West Local Government Council.
Speaking during the handover ceremony, the state Programme Coordinator of the Anambra State VCDP, Mr. Agwuncha E.N, represented by the VCDP procurement officer, Mrs. Chika Agwaramgbo, urged the two communities to take full ownership of the infrastructure and ensure maximal use and maintenance.
Mr. Agwuncha also encouraged the Operation and Maintenance Committee to practice maintenance culture to aid sustainability of the facilities.
Earlier, the Special Assistant to the governor on VCDP, Mr. Obioma Mbanefo while commissioning the Agba-egbu cassava bulky center and the solar powered boreholes, enjoined the communities to show appreciation to the federal government and the Willie Obiano administration by making proper use of the facilities for their own good.
In a vote of thanks, the Cluster Chairman of VCDP farmers, Mr. Chris Nwabueze commended the FGN-VCDP and the state government for such huge project sited in their community and promised they would ensure value for money with the facilities.
The event featured commissioning in and/inspection of the infrastructure and inauguration of the Operation and Maintenance committee.