Chiemeka ADINDU, Calabar
The Boki Local Government Council under the leadership of Pastor John Ewa has swung into action by entering into a partnership with AG Mortgage Bank and Nestvier Construction to construct an ultra modern market in Okundi.
Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony for the relocation and construction of the Okundi market to a strategically and more suitable location within Okundi, the council boss said the market would be one of the best in a local environment and become viable to attract business investors and traders from adjoining LGAs and States which will ultimately expand sources of Internal Generated Revenue for the council as well as the generation of employment for the teeming youths, amongst other things.
In a statement, the Special Adviser to the council chairman on Culture and Tourism, Eddy Bisong commended the chairman for his giant strides since he assumed office. He noted that all the Wards in the local government area are beginning to testify to the positive impacts already felt as a result of the hard work of the chairman.
He said “this highly laudable project is designed for public and private partnership especially for its off takes; as in the interim, some illustrious sons and daughters of Boki at home and in diaspora, other business moguls alike have shown committal interests in investing in the project.
“It is worthy of note that this project has been of immense attraction to former governments of council but was never dared into due to little accruals to Council. Today, we thank God for the courage and soul force of Hon. (Pst.) John Ewa for a dream come true. We therefore appeal to the public, particularly sons and daughters of Boki to invest in this project and make Boki great”.
In their various speeches, community and youth leaders who were present at the event expressed their satisfaction at the project and were optimistic that it will attract investors to Boki whenever it is completed. They urged the chairman to continue with the pace he is going so as to transform Boki land.