Imo State Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, has commended Governor Rochas Okorocha for ensuring that the water scheme in the state is revamped, thereby providing clean and safe water for residents.
This was contained in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Uche Onwuchekwa.
Okorocha had yesterday flagged-off the reticulation and re-piping of water channels in Owerri metropolis and environs.
Madumere attributed the many diseases being suffered by people to lack of clean, safe water and good sanitation.
He also added that the successful revamping of Otamiri water scheme has a positive connection to the industrialisation policy of the rescue mission government in Imo State, stressing its importance to cottage industries, especially in the area of household products, beverages, engineering and medical practices among others.
Recalling the theme of the 2016 World Water Day; “Better Water, Better Jobs” he said “water is not just the essential building block of life, but provides jobs for over 1.5 billion people.”
He noted that Governor Okorocha has created yet another job opportunity for plumbers, water engineers, technicians, chemical, mechanical and production engineers. According to him, ‘indirect job opportunities are numerous since entrepreneurs who use water for their production also engage those with the needed expertise and knowledge’.
He, however, frowned at the lackadaisical attitude of some residents who engage in practices that pollute the environment, thereby causing extreme costs in the procurement of materials for purifying processes and called on the general public to desist from such negative attitude.

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