The Egbema-Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation (EGCDF), has commissioned three developmental projects for three communities in Gbaramatu kingdom, Warri South-West Local Government area of Delta State.
The three Communities include Igoba, Makaraba and Kenyagbene.
GbaramatuVoice gathered that the commissioning which was held in the state weekend, involves the Electrification project at Igoba, Town hall project at Makaraba and Ten rooms guest house building project at Kenyagbene communities.
Speaking during the commissioning ceremony, the executive chairman, EGCDF, Comrade Jude Ebitimi Ukori, disclosed that the project worth N149.12m.
Ukori stated that the EGCDF core agenda is to ensure that the landscape and aesthetics of the communities are transformed through meaningful and impactful infrastructural projects.
He further said he wouldn’t fail to mention and thank the CNL/NNPC joint venture which was the sole source of funding for the projects.
“Today’s commissioning and handing over ceremony is very significant as the projects fill in a major Gap in the quest of the developmental needs of our communities. Though the event is on a low-key as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and strict restriction on public gatherings, the EGCDF leadership in pursuit of the foundation’s goal deemed it necessary to hand over these duly completed projects to the beneficiaries,” the chairman said.
On his part, Chief Friday Bobo, the Ebi-Ibananawei of Gbaramatu Kingdom in his address at the commisioning of the electrification project at Igoba community thanked the chairman and his exco for successfully completing the project, which according to him was “long overdue”.
“We the good people of Igoba federated community wish to are so glad to witness this in our lives, being that we have dwelled in darkness for far too long which is quite ironical for a people that are part of an oil and gas producing regions in Niger Delta. We express our profound gratitude to the chairman and members of the EGCDF and in extension, CHEVRON NIGERIA LIMITED (CNL) which have taken it upon themselves to see that this laudable project comes alive”.
Chief Friday further thanked His Royal Majesty, Oboro Gbaraun ll (Aketekpe, Agadagba) the Pere of Gbaramatu kingdom who he said had brought peace to the kingdom since his Ascension to the throne and which was the reason the projects could be implemented.
Meanwhile, Ukori while handing the projects to the various chairmen of the communities urged the community leaders and indigenes to guard the facilities given to them with utmost commitment and not leave them unmaintained as that would mean the communities didn’t value them.
“For these projects to achieve their primary purpose, they must be put into optimum use. The electrification project is meant to generate power to light up every home and foster economic activities; the town hall is expected to serve as a ground for stimulating peace-building activities, while the ten-room guest house should be able to promote the hospitality business.
“On this note, we urge you to take full ownership of these projects and put them into effective use to yield the desired results for the various communities”.
Other notable members of the exco of the EGCDF who were present include; Comrade Sheriff Mulade, Executive Secretary; Chief Reuben Tonjor, PRO; Amb. Amb. Fred Igere, Communication Secretary.
The chairmen and representatives of the various communities thanked the chairman and EGCDF heartily and promised to take good care of the facilities which according to them will foster Development in the communities.