By Anayo Okoli
Umuahiaâ€”ABIA State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji yesterday inaugurated the Steering Committee for the Community Economic Empowerment Strategy (CEEDS), and urged the members to ensure that the rural communities feel the impact of government development programmes.
Inaugurating the Committee, Governor Orji declared the resolve of his government to improve the economic wellbeing of the people through the implementation of the policies of the CEEDS document.
He assured the 11- member committee of government assistance in the actualization of the programme, and charged them to partner with the state government to drive its development programmes in the communities.
In her response on behalf of other members, Mrs. Nnenna Chikezie of the Ministry of Agriculture, thanked the Governor for finding them worthy for the assignment and promised that they would discharge the assignment with utmost sense of responsibility.
She requested that the committee be adequately empowered to perform the assignment, which she described as a special â€œagenda to touch the lives of our people.â€