By Vincent Ujumadu
Awka—ANAMBRA State government has taken delivery of 76 solar powered refrigerators worth N174.8 million donated to the state by the European Union, EU, for storage of drugs in some rural communities in the state.
Local government areas to benefit from the exercise include Aguata, Anambra East, Anambra West, Anaocha, Awka North, Awka South, Ayamelum, Idemili North and Idemili South.
Others are Ihiala, Nnewi North, Nnewi South, Ogbaru, Onitsha North, Onitsha South, Orumba North, Orumba South and Oyi.
The rural cold stores would complement the Central Pharmaceutical Cold Store in Awka, the state capital.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Josephat Akabuike, while receiving the refrigerators and their panels in Awka, said two more were being expected, adding that the state is also expecting more donations, including vehicles, tricycles and training kits from the EU.
While commending the EU for the gesture, the commissioner promised that the equipment would be put to proper use immediately in all the communities.