Ebonyi plans pure water factories for unemployed youths

Pure water factory
Pure water factory

Ebonyi State Government is to set up pure water factories in the state  to compliment the efforts of  Ministry of Water Resources in the provision of drinkable water to the people.

Senator Emmanuel Onwe, the   Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, made this known on Monday while briefing journalists  on the resolutions reached  at  the state  weekly executive council meeting in Abakaliki.

He explained that the pure water factories would be established in strategic locations like Ezillo,Agba Girls Secondary School,Juju Hill,Uburu, Afikpo North and Ikwo. Unemployed youths are to run the factories as business entities.

Onwe, who announced that the project would be executed  under Ministry of Economic Empowerment, said  the factories   would  be adequately equipped to meet up  with the standard  of modern pure water production companies.


The commissioner  added that the council  resolved to ban village vigilante groups   in a bid to curb the activities of cult members who hide under the cover of such bodies  to perpetuate crimes in the state.

He said only the vigilante groups  established by town unions of various communities in the state  would be recognised by the government. A new law, according to him,  will be put in place to give legal teeth to the ban.

The   council also directed that henceforth,  masquerades should not operate outside their playgrounds in any part of the state.

“Masquerades are confined to playgrounds. No masquerade in any part of the state is allowed to go to where it will harass any citizen of the state. This policy is applicable to all locations to ensure that a breach of peace is not perpetuated,” the commissioner stated.

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