By Tony Edike
Enugu – The Enugu State Government has set up seven sub-committees to streamline the developmental needs of the 471 communities in the state, identified by the state executive council committee, which visited the communities early in the year and came up with the best ways for the implementation of their recommendations.
This was part of the outcome of a two-day retreat organised by the state government for members of the state executive council and chairmen of the seventeen local government councils in the state to review the report of the Visit Every Community (VEC) project.
The State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Chuks Ugwoke, who announced this in Enugu, said each of the committees, which would handle one aspect of the priority developmental needs of the communities, were given six months to complete their assignments.
According to him, they include provision of rural access roads, potable water supply, rural electrification, healthcare services, agriculture, education, erosion control, markets,tourism and skill acquisition centres, among others.