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Governor Willie Obiano has called on communities across the state who are yet to finish up their chosen projects under the second phase of the twenty million naira choose your project initiative to speed up their completion.

Governor Obiano made the call when he met with traditional rulers in the State recently in Awka.
According to the Governor, about ninety-eight communities are yet to finish the second tranche while five communities are still in the first phase.
Revealing that the State government has enough money to fund the third phase, Governor Obiano said if the communities prosecute the projects as government designed it, in the remaining four years of his administration, each community would have done additional eight projects which when added to the initial two, will make it ten projects in all.
The Governor who observed that the initiative is a beautiful concept developed by his administration to guarantee rapid development and boost the economy of the communities by pumping money into the system, pointed out that the initiative stands out as a major reason why the state did not feel the negative impact of the economic recession which Nigeria suffered recently.
He emphasized that his government is still insisting that the contractors and all the workers that will participate in the execution of the projects must be from the benefitting communities to ensure that the purpose for which the initiative was envisioned, is not defeated.
Governor Obiano warned that the program is not an avenue to siphon money, noting that government has set in motion, a mechanism to track the projects to ensure that they are promptly executed according to specifications.
In his speech , the traditional ruler of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe who is the Chairman of the State Traditional Rulers Council, advocated that the third phase of the initiative be focused on what he called the soft aspects of development. 
According to him , the soft aspects of development includes human capital development, empowerment packages and efforts at repositioning the derailed psyche of the youths who are going to take over the leadership of the society in future.

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