UMAHI, EBONYI GOVERNOR TENDER A BIG PAT ON THE BACK OF CHINESE RACE,FOR PEAK RELIABILITY..... TARGETS 10 MW SOLAR POWER PLANT
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It is not all the time you see any top African government official giving credit or accolades to another Nations or race, yet that emanated just recently when the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State openly commended the Chines people as most reliable and dependable,just
as he sought partnership with a Chinese firm,CAMP ENGINEERING COMPANY LTD,in area of power, agriculture, mining, manufacturing and health
Governor David Umahi, while receiving a delegation from UNIDO and CAMCE at the Governor's Lodge in Abakaliki on Wednesday, said "On the issue of power, hospital, mining,agricult
He specifically told the officials of the Chinese company led by the Director-Genera
"We will like if we can get like 5MW to 10MW solar plant to light up the streets in our towns. This is very important to us because we need to extend business hours and check crimes in the state," the governor said.
While describing the Chinese people as most prudent in management, reliable and dependable Umahi also gave accolades to the United Nations Development Organisation that has consistently assisted the State in various Areas of rapid developmental and human resources
His words, "We find it very fascinating working with the Chinese because they are very serious-minded people. They are not extravagant. When I gave some bridges to some Chinese to build for us,they brought certain kinds of equipment . So people started texting me, asking 'are these not multinational companies? Why is it that their equipment are not reflecting this?'
"I said to them 'wait for them to start work and see what they will produce. And so when they started , people, including some in government, began to wonder that a company that can do quality jobs like Julius Berger is in Ebonyi State."
Umahi,who had earlier noted the giant strides of his administration particularly in the provision of electricity and street lights across the state, described Ebonyians as very honest and hardworking people.
He however told the team which was led to the meeting by the UNIDO Country Representative,
Dr. Chuma Ezedinma and the Managing DIrector of UrbanTech Engineering Ltd, Kingsley Agha, that they needed to quickly tidy up all arrangements to enable them start work on the power, agriculture,min ing, manufacturing and health sectors.
He added, "Let me mark it that the only bad behaviour we have is that we are very much in a hurry. We have no patience at all when it comes to development. We dont want projects that will be on the table for six months before takeoff. We want to start moving as quickly as possible."