Suswam Promises Completion of Water Reticulation before 2015 · As Benue gets 33KVA in June

Posted: June 2, 2013 in BENUE, makurdi, Uncategorized
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Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue state has promised that his government is willing to live up to its promise of provision of portable water through the completion of the reticulation of the pipe borne water from the already completed greater Makurdi water works before the end of his tenure.

Suswam who made this reassurance during his 2013 dsuswamemocracy day speech stated that the state government after its satisfaction of the first phase which was the construction of the Greater Makurdi Water Works, it was ready to embark on the reticulation to ensure water reaches the peoples’ doorstep, promising to deliver thus before 2015.

The governor disclosed that the completion of the water project was made possible courtesy of the 8 billion Naira bonds his administration had sourced from the capital market earlier on at beginning of his tenure. According to him the bonds also facilitated the rural road projects and the Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH).

While highlighting his projects so far, the governor informed that his administration was resolved to regain the states diminishing agricultural profile, informing that the state in this light had purchased 147 tractors to be sold to farmers at subsidized rate through the Benue Tractor Hiring Agency (BENTHA) to promote mechanized agriculture.

While also informing of plans to soon commission the 33KVA power line by June, the food basket governor also added that his government had acquired and disbursed a 1 billion naira agricultural credit which was given directly to beneficiaries to expand production.

Meanwhile he further declared that the state had accessed another facility worth 1 billion which was available to youth for establishment of small and medium enterprises, enjoining them to take advantage of it.


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