By Eric Ugbor
ABA-Despite the excruciating economic meltdown, Ukwa East local government of Abia state, has in the past six months, spent over N200m in infrastructural development.
The projects which are spread across communities in the local government area, included sinking of over 100 bore holes; provision of electricity to five communities in the area; grading of rural roads; building of over 400 lockup shops and open sheds at Akwete, Ohandu, Ohuru and Ohanku markets.
Others were the building of migrant fishermen primary schools at Ohandu, Mgbohia and the erection of a magnificent ultra modern storey office block at the council headquarters, Akwete.
Also the council in the period under review, bought and gave out over twenty brand new official cars to the councilors and other principal officers of the local government.
The council chairman, Mr.Â Glory Kanu said his administration embarked on the projects to alleviate the sufferings of the people of the local government, provide dividends of democracy and give them sense of belonging.
Kanu said his government was able to achieve the feat despite the fact the local government receives the least allocation from the federation account among councils in the state, due to diligent application of excess crude oil revenue that accrue to the council.