Various projects ranging from blocks of class rooms, solar street lights as well as solar powered boreholes facilitated by the member representing Calabar Municipality Odukpani Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Ntufam Eta Mbora have been handed over to the benefitting communities.
According to him, the projects which were selected based on need assessment are meant to improve living standard of his constituents while fulfilling electioneering promises
Speaking at the handing over of over a 20,000 litre capacity solar powered borehole at Akpap Okoyong in Odukpani, the federal lawmaker who was represented by the PDP State Deputy Publicity Secretary Hon Paul Agbor expressed optimism that the project will address the challenge posed by absence of portable drinking water in the community and enjoined beneficiaries to ensure judicious use of the facility.
In his remark,the village head of Okoyong Dunno Obo Effiom expressed delight at the Initiative and applauded the lawmaker for the gesture.
In his remark, a political leader and former NDDC Commissioner in the state Ntufam Ekpo Okon described the project as timely and needful given the importance of water and pledged the readiness of the community to ensure good maintenance.
At Government Primary School Ikot Essien also in Odukpani,a former counsellor of Odot Ward Hon Inyang Ayi who stood in for Ntufam Eta Mbora revealed that that the three blocks of classroom duly furnished with desks was conceived after discovering that pupils were sitting on bare floor and under trees for classes after a windstorm destroyed the only existing classroom block built since 1912.
Commenting, the Village Head of Ikot Essien Elder Inyang Asikpo described the event as a memorial episode and expressed gratitude to God for the privilege to witness the first government presence in the school since inception in 1912.
In her reaction, the head teacher, Mrs Regina Oduok appealed for a science laboratory, library and reticulation of water to enhance sanitary condition of the school
At Creek Town where a solar powered street lights was formally inaugurated, the village head of Adak Uko Chief Antigha Edet lauded the lawmaker for effective representation which has culminated in unprecedented intervention programmes spread across the federal constituency
Earlier, a former leader of Odukpani Legislative Council Hon Nyong Edet
noted that the street lights have enhence the aesthetics of the area and boosted night life around the beach.
Other projects earlier handed over included solar powered boreholes at NUJ Press Center, State Housing Estate, Etta Agbor, 500 KVA Transformers at Satellite Town, Ikot Omin, Ikot Uduak by MCC as well as block of classrooms at Primary School Akai Efa, PCN Akim, Dan Archibong Memorial Secondary School Usung Esuk, Community Technical College Ikot Effagha.