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RSG Partners German Firm On Housing

Worried by dearth of accommodation in the state, the Rivers State Government has entered into partnership with two German firms to provide 1,000 houses in the Greater Port Harcourt City. While the houses will be built by a German company known as LCC, a vocational centre will be provided by another German firm called Central Vocational Education Centre.
This was disclosed by Gov. Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State Tuesday in a media chat with journalists in Port Harcourt.
According to him, the 1,000 houses will be fitted with solar panel, water and sewage system and are expected to be completed in 6 months time. A minimum of N3m will be spent on the housing project.
The vocational centre, on the other hand will last for 6 years. A basic qualification of WAEC for applicants is compulsory.
The governor said the idea is to train youths on gainful crafts. Amaechi said his administration is ready to sponsor some interested qualified youths in the state. On the housing scheme, the Gov. said the idea is to provide accommodation for the poor people, warning that the rich will not be allowed to buy over the houses and sub-let to the poor.
He assured the people that his administration will not abandon any project, adding that since government is continuous his successor can as well complete any project left behind.
The State Chief Executive apologized to Rivers State residents on the recent power outage in the state which he attributed to breakdown of two power plants, expressing optimism that the situation will improve soon.
Commenting on the death of a journalist in the state, Edward Alemen and the inability of the police to arrest the fleeing hit and run driver. Amaechi assured that he will direct the SSS to join forces with the police to investigate the matter, with a view to apprehending the culprit.
The governor frowned at people who are using all forms style to attack his government. According to him, their grouse is that he refused them to plunder the treasury of the state through ‘illegal sharing’.
Amaechi reiterated his stand that as long as he remains the governor of Rivers State, the commonwealth of the state will not be devoured unconstitutionally. ###
Barth Ndu

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