By Kingsley Ezekwelu
The Governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano has said that the state government has commenced installation of 33Kva high tension line from Awada(Obosi), in Idemili North council; Ihiala council; Oba and Ojoto, both in Idemili South council, as well Nnewi North and Nnewi South Council areas.
He revealed this during a town hall meeting with key stakeholders and opinion leaders in the state at Prof Dora Akunyili Women Development Center, Awka at the weekend.
The project which has already commenced was billed to be completed within seven weeks. It would cover 35communities in Nnewi North and South as well as some parts of Idemili and Ihiala Council areas.
The governor emphasized that most of the industries in the state are located in the benefitting communities, explained that though the electrification project is a Federal government project, his administration decided to undertake it because of the impact it would have on its industrialization vision.
Noting that when completed, the project would help achieve 15 to 16 hours per day power supply in the benefiting communities, Gov Obiano assured the project would be completed in one month’s time or less.
He noted that when added to the 36 communities in Orumba North and South which the state government has given light through a dedicated feeder from Oji River Power substation, the project will significantly contribute towards his government’s efforts at addressing the electricity challenges in the state.