The Cross River State Government has taken delivery of equipment for the building of a 20 Megawatts power plant with a view to ensuring a 24-hour power supply in Calabar.
On hand to receive the equipment along Parliamentary Extension in Calabar, the state capital was the state governor, Ben Ayade accompanied by some government officials.
Governor Ayade disclosed to newsmen that, the equipment were designed to run economically and will aid the state to arrest the issues surrounding power supply to drive an industrialized local economy.
The governor assured residents of Calabar that electricity tariff will be affordable to all and disclosed that, his administration has already commenced the process of strengthening the distribution network in Calabar by replacing obsolete and non-functioning transformers across the city.
According to the governor, the delivery of the equipment is one of the outcomes of his trips when he was still trying to set the agenda for the government.
The governor also disclosed that 5 more containers laden with equipment are scheduled to arrive soon after the initial delivery of 5, he also highlighted how the project will enhance security in Calabar especially as the Calabar Festival is fast approaching.
He assured that in 3 months from today, the government would have finished the installation and Cross River State will enjoy steady supply of electricity.