Enugu approves N221m for solar powered boreholes

Solar panels

Solar panels

*Nine council areas to benefit

15 March 2015, Enugu – Enugu State Executive Council has approved the release of N221million for the construction of solar powered boreholes in nine local government areas of the state.

Commissioner for Information, Mr Chuks Ugwoke, announced this in Enugu while briefing journalists at the end of the meeting of the council.

He said the project would include completion, upgrade and rehabilitation of boreholes in the council areas.

He listed the benefiting council areas to include Ezeagu, Udi, Oji River, Igbo-Eze North and South, Nkanu East, Enugu East, Aninri and Igbo-Etiti.

Ugwoke said the council also gave approval for the release of N740 million as counterpart funding to Nigerian Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) to control erosion in the state for five years.

The commissioner said the funds would be paid in installment within a five-year period.

He added that meeting also approved the release of N150 million to be paid as counterpart funding for 2015.

He said that meeting awarded N85.7 million contract for the installation of pavement delineation on 10 selected roads in the state.

The commissioner said the council used the occasion to appeal to Enugu residents to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).

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