Thursday, July 16, 2009

Otirhue and okpe LG Development

Otirhue and okpe LG Development
Hon. Joseph Otirhue, the Executive Chairman of Okpe Local government is revered by his people for his knack for development and his ability to carry the people along in his administration. Otirhue is one of the 25 council chairmen in Delta State who have completely aligned his developmental strides with the 3 points agenda of the state Government on people and security,human capital and infrastructural developments.

On assumption of office, he earmarked N25m to be given out as loan to indigenes of the area who are traders .This singular act has not only empowered the people but it has also beef up the socio-economic life of the council Area.

He promised his people that he will complete all abandoned project before embarking on new ones, soon after the Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has commissioned the ultra modern office complex and other projects within his 100days in office.

On his peace agenda ,he purchased a Toyota Hilux pickup van for the police patrol in the area. He also believed that to nib youths restiveness on the bud and reduce unemployment, he has organized skill acquisition programmes for the youths in various trade, football club and training talented players were been sponsored across the LG Council.
Education and Health were given top priority in Hon. Otirhue’s administration. He has purchased books worth millions of Naira for primary and secondary schools in the council on health, the Okpe LG boss has embarked on Anti-hypertensive care campaign, deworming exercise for children between the ages of 9 months to 15 years.
He has also ensured that the monthly local immunization program is carried out to the letter.
The Okpe LG Council is working in collobration with the state Primary Health Care Development Agency for the treatment of tuberculosis, leprosy, River blindness for Okpe citizens.
Infrastructural development which is one of the cordinal programe of the state Government is also vigorously implemented in the council area.
Otirhue administration has completed 80,000 litres –capacity solar powered water supply at Merese
, an ancestral town of the Okpes.
In the same town, he has built 5 blocks residential quarters for the Police.In fact, at the moment more than 27 projcts has been embarked upon, some have been completed while others are on going.
Finally if other LG council chairmen are working as much as Hon. Otirhue, the call for scrapping of the third tier of government couldn’t have arisen, let other LG bosses borrow a leaf from Hon. Joseph Otirhue.

Jeff Nkwocha
Local Government Study Network

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