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Gov. Peter Mbah Keeps His Words, Solves Water Problem In Enugu Within 180 Days




Governor Peter Mbah did not mince words when he said that he would end perennial water scarcity in Enugu State within 180 days of being sworn in as the Governor of the state on May 29, 2023.

Today, that promise has become a reality as water is running in almost every part of Enugu state capital and other areas of the state.

Water scarcity in Enugu State, especially the capital, has been a recurring problem for decades despite huge investments by successive governments and international organisations in developing water infrastructure in the state.

Today, the Governor Peter Mbah led government has rehabilitated the 9th Mile and Oji-River Water Schemes, all in a bid to ensure adequate supply of portable water to the people, who have over the years been trumatised by perennial water scarcity, especially during the dry season.

The government has equally procured and installed new pipes, while rusted, old and vandalised pumps have been replaced.

The state has happily since the start of the reformative agenda by Governor Mbah in the water sector in the last six months, progressively migrated from less than two million cubic litres capacity to sixty million cubic litres of water supply daily despite the challenges confronting the efforts towards meeting the set target.

This record is the first of its kind in Enugu state for decades!

The impact is already being felt across the state with testimonies of improved water supply in some areas, that before now suffer absolutely lack of water supply. This landmark success came even before 25 November, 2023 when the 180 days deadline is expected to elapse.

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It will not be an exaggeration to say that Ndi Enugu should expect a 24/7 inflow of water to their homes and environs in a couple of hours and days.

In fact, Governor Mbah in one of his outings shortly after being sworn-in said that there was no reason in the 21st century why the people and residents of the state should not turn on their taps and get clean water. Today, that feat that seemed impossible is being achieved through a meticulous and well set out programme.

He has also assured the people that, aside from the state’s urban areas, the government was working assdiously to get water across the rural communities.

Dr. Mbah has consistently maintained that his administration would be government unusual, and with his disruptive governance mantra, he is gradually, disruptively transforming the state for the comfort of the people.

Ndi Enugu 180 days is here, and Governor Mbah has again delivered on his promise to the people.

Water is now running in Enugu!

Author: Kingsley Ugwuona,
Technical Assistant (TA)
To The Hon. Commissioner for Information and Communication, Enugu State.

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