Willie Obiano Moves To Tackle Erosion In Anambra State

Willie Obiano, Anambra State, Erosion Several key stakeholders have been engaged in a one-day strategic meeting in Anambra State on issues concerning the environment with specific focus on erosion.

The event, which held in Awka, Anambra state capital, was part of activities to mark this year’s World Environment Day in the state.

Stakeholders including state government officials, development partners, community leaders, representatives of government ministries and agencies among others gathered to exchange ideas with indigenous and foreign resource persons on the way forward on environmental issues especially erosion.

The session featured presentations on ecological issues including erosion management and control, renewable energy development ad climate change.

Declaring the session open, Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, condemned the effects of erosion in the state which presently has destroyed 950 sites.

He called on the Federal Government to declare the state an ecologically devastated state due to its numerous erosion challenges.

The Governor noted that despite the states’s small land mass of 4,844 sq km, it has lost and was still losing so much land to erosion.

He said that the state’s effort in tackling the over 960 erosion sites had attracted the intervention of the World Bank and it would commence work in 12 sites but more intervention was needed still.

The keynote speaker at the event, who is a consultant in Renewal Energy Development from the United States of America, Mr Jerome Ringo, commended Governor Willie Obiano for pursuing the issue of environment seriously.

He advised that leadership everywhere should focus on stimulating the economy with green projects and stop deforestation.

Other ecologists who spoke also elaborated on the solution to reversing damage in the state through the “Acting Locally and Thinking Globally,” concept designed as an enlightenment campaign that places increased value on environment.

The meeting was part of government effort in creating awareness on the issue of collective resolve on environmental protection in which all hands must be on deck to ensure a safer, cleaner and erosion free environment in Anambra State.

Obiano To Commence Tourism Site In Anambra

Willie Obiano-Anambra State-Health Insurance SchemeThe Anambra State Government is set to immediately commence the exploration of the tourism potentials of the Ogbaukwu Cave and Waterfall in Owerre Ezukala in Orumba South Local Government Area of the state.

Governor Willie Obiano, who was on a fact finding mission to the cave, marveled at the hidden treasures and historical wonders buried untapped in the cave which were capable of placing the community and the state in the world map of tourism.

He announced the immediate construction of the road leading to the cave while other plans for development will be properly articulated for prompt execution.

The Governor  made history, as the first Governor to visit the cave descends the stone steps down into the belly of the cave and the gentle breeze of the over fifty feet high waterfall of the cave blows a cool welcome to him and his entourage to the front porch called Obuagu Nta. It is nature at its best.

Governor Willie Obiano after the exploration, signed off at the rock of remembrance, refreshed himself at the waterfall and announced immediate designing of a new road that would lead to the cave alongside other packages of development.

Repositioning tourism, as one of the major sources for foreign exchange with Owerre Ezukala cave, will guarantee sustainable revenue growth for the state with its accompanying job creating opportunities for the youths and unemployed of the host community.