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After several years of being without potable water, a Delta agrarian community, Issele-Mkpitime has finally completed the rehabilitation work, at the abandoned Federal Government backed Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Water Project.
The abandoned project was taken up by the Issele-Mkpitime Federal Union, (IMFU) through the help of Pastor Bolum Chukwudi, a well-meaning Son of Issele-Mkpitime, in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State.
RM. Obi Nwaolise Okwuka l, the Obi of Issele-Mkpitime, officially performed the commissioning of the rehabilitated water project on Wednesday 24th of August, 2016 at the Enuofu Primary School, Issele-Mkpitime.
The eventful, but brief ceremony was witnessed by members of the Obi-in-council of Issele-Mkpitime with the active participation of the Leadership of Issele-Mkpitime Federal Union, IMFU.
Speaking at the occasion, HRM. Obi Nwaolise Okwuka l, expressed his joy over the free flow of pipe born water in Issele-Mkpitime, after a very long time and commended the leadership of IMFU for the timely, efficient and effective utilization of the fund donated by a distinguished Son of the Community, Pastor Bolum Chukwudi, for the purpose it was meant for, stressing that their effort was a classic example of devotion.
The Traditional Ruler therefore, on behalf of the eObi-in-Council of Issele-Mkpitme, appreciated the donor of the fund for his kind gesture and prayed that God would continue to enrich and bless him.
HRM. Obi Okwuka l, also used the opportunity of the occasion, on behalf of the entire People of Issele-Mkpitime, applauded the determined and much cherished efforts of other distinguished and eminent Sons and Daughters of the community who he noted have gone out of their way in ensuring the Human and Infrastructural progress of the town, adding that they should not in any way relent in their services and contributions to the improvement of the People of Issele-Mkpitime.
The Monarch also called on every son and daughter of the Town to come home for the 2016 New Yam Festival and other festivities that are billed to commerce on Wednesday 14th of September, 2016, stressing that it will give him much joy seeing his People joining him as he perform his first traditional New Yam festivities after his official presentation of Staff of Office by the Delta State Government.
In his remark at the occasion, the Secretary General of Issele-Mkpitime Federal Union, IMFU, Mr. Achomuba Chukwudi thanked God for the successful completion of the abandoned water project, while revealing that the IMFU has taken the responsibility of fueling of the newly serviced Power Generating Plant meant for the pumping of the water, for a period of three months.
The Secretary General, therefore, on behalf of the Leadership of the IMFU appealed to Sons and daughters of the Community to donate generously towards the provision of Gas for the continuous pumping of water for the benefit of the People.
Mr. Chukwudi further noted that donation will also be needed form well-meaning individuals from the community for the reticulations of the water supply from the Enuofu Primary School location to other parts of Issele-Mkpitime, adding that such donation should be paid into the Issele-Mkpitime Federal Union’s account or direct contact to the Leadership.
Highpoint of the event was the official opening of the taps to signify the free flow of Pipe born water and the drinking of the water by HRM. Obi Nwaolise Okwuka l, with other members of the Obi-in-Council of Issele-Mkpitime taking their turn to drink from the free flow of clean water from the various taps.
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