26th September, 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the construction of a 10Mwatts Hydropower Generating Plant at Otamiri and Nworie Rivers in Imo.
Governor Hope Uzodimma disclosed this at the preliminary luncheon for the 62nd Independence Day Thanksgiving Mass, where he hosted Ndi Imo at the Government House Banquet Hall.
According to the Governor, the Hydro Power Generating plant at Otamiri and Nworie Rivers is geared toward generating and supplying uninterruptible power supply within Owerri Metropolis and beyond.
The Governor added that with the recent approval for the dredging of the Orashi River into the Atlantic Ocean, his government has plans to float the Orashi Free Trade Zone for Oil and Gas.
The Governor said, “With an initial $1.5b foreign investment, this will translate to much more than 300,000 job and economic opportunities”.
Uzodimma therefore appealed to the conscience of the people to shun violence and arms bearing as options to address marginalization as the Shared Prosperity Government is addressing such issues.
The luncheon was attended by the Wife of the Governor, Barr. Chioma Uzodimma; top government functionaries like the Deputy Governor, Prof Placid Njoku; Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Emeka Nduka (leading his principal officers and other members); Secretary to Government of Imo State, Chief Cosmas Iwu; Chief of Staff to the Governor, Barr Nnamdi Anyaehie; Commissioners, other Government appointees and Heads of Government agencies and parastatals.