Okowa signs six bills into laws to tackle challenges
Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa yesterday signed six bills into law, stating that with the co-operation of all arms of government, a stronger state would be built.
The governor, who spoke after signing the six bills into laws, said that it is a collective responsibility for all Deltans to contribute towards building a virile state that would be the pride of all.
According to the governor: “The Warri/Uvie and environs development agency law was initiated following the successes recorded by the Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency.”
Meanwhile, Delta State government has begun a four-year deal with the United States Agency International Development (USAID) on Effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services (E-WASH) programme.
According to the General Manager, Delta State Urban Water Board (DSUWB), Chief Nosakare Okoh, who spoke with The Guardian in his office yesterday in Asaba, said: “The new water regime in the state is a welcomed development as we are now partnering with USAID to properly improve on the 216 water schemes located in 10 zones in the state. A very positive way forward on how we will be engaging the consumers and doing business differently henceforth in the state.”
Okoh, who was represented on the opening day by Mr. James Uzor, further commended USAID, saying: “The presence of USAID experts is encouraging as the programme is to reposition the board, knowing that it will become more viable and professionally managed in such a way that we can serve Deltans better, and also generate revenue for the state. They will be helping us in terms of capacity building, institutionally reposition the emerging water corporate properly and keep us on track with the world best practices in water business so that we can be at par with other developed world.”
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