By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Christopher Ochor Ochor has said that he would continue to complement the Okowa Stronger Delta vision by providing necessary basic social amenities to the people of the state.
The Deputy Speaker stated this during the commissioning of the Obi-Obeti mixed secondary school water project in Ukwuani Local Government Area.
Represented by the commissioner in DESOPADEC representing Ndokwa/Ukwuani, Dr. Samuel Ossai, he stated that the water project, built and donated by the Ochor Ochor foundation is towards complementing the efforts of Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa-led government for conducive learning environment in schools across Delta State, noting that in achieving the stronger Delta vision, stronger institutions through infrastructural development must be provided.
The Deputy Speaker while commending the state government for the construction of the two blocks of six classrooms each with an administrative block fully equipped hinted that the foundation’s resolve to provide a water borehole in the school premises so as to cut down the burden of outsourcing for water through long distance.
Hon Christopher Ochor emphasized that he would continue to attract the needed development projects to Ukwuani constituency adding that as a government it would ensure its impact is felt at the grass root.
On his part the commissioner for basic education Mr Patrick Ukah who was represented by the Chief Inspector of Education Ukwuani local government Mr Omonigho Abeke commended the foundation’s contribution to Education sector describing the Obi-Obeti water project as a laudable one.
The commissioner for basic education emphasized the need for students and staff to have access to safe drinking water especially during the covid-19 outbreak noting that the water project is timely as its role in the fight against the pandemic cannot be over emphasized.
In her reaction, the principal of Obi-Obeti Mixed Secondary School Mrs Victory Ozegbe thanked the Deputy Speaker, and the foundation for the gesture while assuring him that they will maintain and protect the project as the management staff and students will put the project into maximum use.
Mrs ozegbe however appealed to the State government to see to the accreditation of the Obi-Obeti Mixed Secondary School as a WAEC and NECO center.
One of the representative of the community High Chhief festus Aninze who could not hide his joy appreciated the Foundation for making the obeti community one of the centre point of his developmental strides.
He reassured the Okowa led administration of the community unalloyed support in finishing stronger in the SMART Delta agenda
High point of the event was the commissioning of the water project, and presentation of a generator set to power the water, as well as traditional dance presentation by the students.