Residents of Warri, the commercial city of Delta, have commended the state government for embarking on the multi-million naira water project in the area.
The residents told NAN in Warri on Sunday that the project was almost completed. They expressed joy over the project targeted at providing 15,000 houses with pipe borne water.
NAN reports that the contractor handling the project, AG Gold Trust, is currently linking houses in Warri to the water pipeline, preparatory to the inauguration of the project.
Mrs Anthonia Omonode, who resides on Apala St., said that her household was sure of getting regular water supply with the expected completing of the project.
Omonode said that she spent a lot in buying water because it was essential to life. “With this pipe borne water scheme around the corner, part of my burden has been lifted because I spend over N2,000 monthly on water,” she said.
Jude Nwadike of no. 13 Arubaiye St., Okumagba Layout, said the completion of the project was a demonstration that the Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan-led administration cared for the people.
“When government said last time it wanted to provide pipe borne water for us, I never took them serious. This was because we have been hearing such promises from them in the past without action,’’ said Nwadike.
Similarly, Mrs Esther Akpoveta, lauded the state government and appealed that the project be extended to other parts of the state.
“Government should extend this gesture to all the local government areas in the state to enable everyone benefit from it.”
Earlier in the week, Delta Commissioner for Water Resources, Chris Oghenechovwen, urged the people to cooperate with the contractor handling the project.
Oghenechovwen appealed to them to allow the workers access to their compound to enable them connect their houses to the water pipeline.
NAN reports that some residents initially refused the workers entry into their compounds, doubting the sincerity of government regarding the water project.
The commissioner had disclosed that 15,000 houses in Warri and environs were programmed to benefit from the project, pointing out that about 4,000 houses had already been connected.
He urged other residents to be patient with government as their houses would also be connected.
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