Imo receives $11 million from World Bank’s SFTAS
Dissolves Interim Management Committee Chairmen
Imo State Government has said it has started receiving $11 million from the World Bank under its State Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) programme.
Briefing journalists, yesterday, after the weekly State Executive Council meeting at the Government House, Owerri, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, disclosed that the state government had been notified by the global bank, following strict, prudent and transparent implementation of the state’s yearly budget, expressing gladness.
His words: “It is under this administration that Imo has been getting money from the World Bank programme of SFTAS and the state is the best in the South East on this programme, which is commendable.”
On the infrastructural development programmes, Emelumba informed that Uzodimma would flag off the Owerri/Mbaise/ Umuahia and Orlu /Mgbe / Akokwa roads on Tuesday, noting that the idea is to ensure all the major towns and communities are linked by accessible roads for faster business transactions in the state.
IN another development, Uzodimma has dissolved the 27-man Interim Management Committee (IMC) Chairmen of the state.
Uzodimma dissolved the committee chairmen after a closed-door meeting with them, yesterday, at the Government House, Owerri.
At the meeting, the governor thanked them for the services they rendered in their local councils since their appointment two and half years ago and for their loyalty.
In a statement issued by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary and Media Adviser, Oguwike Nwachuku, Uzodimma noted that he reminded them of his resolve to hold local council elections in Imo soon.
He also stressed the need to appoint sole administrators who would oversee the coming election.
Uzodimma told the dissolved IMC chairmen that his government would not hesitate to engage their services in other areas they are found capable of as APC members.