IN one year of being the Chairman of Umunneochi Local Government, Barrister Philip OkeyIgwe is keeping his campaign promise of service. He said was beginning.
Areas that have held his attention have been electrifying the LGA, which he finally connected to the national grid. Security to protect the investments in infrastructure has seen the purchase and employment of guards for the sites of the transformers.
Roads, water supply, markets, redemption erosion sites, as well as maintaining peace in the LGA that is a transit point for many people from different parts of the country, have been other attention areas in the first year.
Barrister Igwe as he marked the first anniversary last December noted the support of the Abia State Governor Dr. OkezieIkpeazu and his wife Mrs. NkechiIkpeazu, both of whom have visited Umunneochi.
Motorcycles, sewing machine, and food items were also handed out to some residents of the LGA as part of the empowerment programmes.
Some of the projects were executed with resources from renowned philanthropist Prince Chris OdinakaIgwe, Chief Executive Officer of Chrisnak Group, and Mainland Oil & Gas Limited.