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The State Government has commenced the release of funds for the revamping of various water schemes across the State.
Governor Willie Obiano disclosed this when he inspected work on some water schemes in Awka South Local Government Area.
Among the water schemes visited by the Governor were those at Amawbia and Nibo Communities.
The Amawbia water scheme which was done by the previous administration but was abandoned since 2013, has seven communities as its target beneficiaries.
During the visit, it was observed that the pumping machines and boreholes have been reactivated, with three communities, Amawbia, Nawfia and some parts of Awka expected to have Water.
Speaking after the inspection exercise, Governor Obiano explained that the visit was to see what has been done with the funds he has released so far.
He expressed satisfaction with what he saw on ground, adding that when completed, it is expected that the seven communities will have constant water supply.
The Governor assured that his administration is committed to revamping all the existing water schemes across the state to provide access to portable water to all Ndi Anambra.
Also speaking, the Commissioner for Power and Domestic Water Development, Mr Obi Nwankwo explained that the projects did not work because no structure was put in place to ensure their sustainability.
He said what the present administration wants to do differently is to hand over the projects to committees set up by the communities to oversee the maintenance.
According to him, under this arrangement, the projects will provide water free of charge to the communities and sell to tanker operators to raise money for its maintenance.

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