Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has announced the approval of a potable water project for Nwaniba community in Uruan Local Government Area.
This is in addition to the virgin electricity project, already ongoing, to restore power in the neighbouring communities.
Governor Emmanuel spoke at the official unveiling of a recreation and tourism facility, Resorts Carabana, in the riverine community of Nwaniba.
The project, according to the Governor, became necessary due to the proneness of riverine areas to potable water challenges.
He further clarified that the project will be funded by the Governor’s Office but to be closely supervised by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Aniekan Bassey, being an indigene of the area.
Governor Emmanuel commended the investors and financiers of the resort for the foresight and idea of siting the facility in the area and lauded the host community for being receptive to such projects that are already drawing development to the area.
He expressed the hope that facility will soon become a major tourist site in the state.
Reaffirming his administration’s commitment to enhancing private sector growth as means to a sustainable economic development, the Governor said his administration would always provide enabling environment for private enterprises to thrive.
“Honestly, this is what we are looking for: where government will provide enabling environment and the private sector will take over the development and economic activities.
“My standing here is to promote private sector investment in the state; that when you’re out here to do something the government will support you. So I challenge the shareholders and management of Carabana that this place must not go down.”
The General Manager of Resort CARABANA, Mr. Aniefiok James, speaking earlier at the event, said the facility aims at providing recreation for individuals, families and organizations, provide employment opportunities and boost tourism development in the state.
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