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Councillor executes projects with own salary

By Emma Amaize, Warri
THE Councillor, repre-senting ward four in Uvwie local government area of Delta state, Mrs. Deborah Ogaga has executed a borehole water project, equipped with a 5.5 horsepower engine and  renovated a community hall for her people  with her salary.

Besides, she also repaired a failed portion on Ogaga Street, cleared blocked drainages in Urhuamarho, while five women in the area have been placed on a monthly stipend of N20, 000, as part of her service to the people that elected her into office.

Meanwhile, chairman of Burutu Local Government Area in Delta State,  Frank Zuokumor says the current tension in Oporomo kingdom in the area over the purported creation of an additional kingdom and chieftaincy row is uncalled for.

Speaking when he played host to representatives of Ekogbene kingdom in his office, the council boss said he was amazed at the tension over the creation of Gbesa kingdom because to the best of his knowledge, the state government has not created another kingdom in Burutu local government.  He said there was a laid down procedure for the creation of an additional kingdom.
Starting with a formal application by the intending kingdom through the local government council to the Deputy Governor’s Office, which, in turn, makes recommendation to the State Executive Council.

Commissioning the projects, weekend, the member representing Uvwie in the Delta State House of Assembly, Chief Solomon Ighrakpata said, “I am delighted and opportune to be part of this historic programme because it is complementing the efforts of the council chairman”

“If every elected Officer can be doing this in our community, we would have been vastly developed, what she has achieved as a councilor is so great and she needs support”, he said.

On his part, chairman of the council, Mr. Peter Abugewa stated, “I am overwhelmed, many public office holders only think what they can benefit from the system but Mrs. Ogaga has keyed into the three_ point agenda of Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, I want others to emulate her works, she has performed credibly well”.

Mrs. Ogaga in her address stunned those who thought the projects were financed by the council when she stated that they were solely executed by her with her salary.


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