By AR Reporters
The traditional ruler of Isi-Ugwu autonomous community in Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, HRH Igwe Fabian Anayochukwu Eke, Monday, appealed to the Enugu State government to release the remaining grant of N5m which it gave to all the autonomous communities in the state.
Igwe Eke said the request became necessary to enable his community to complete their market stores which they started with the first tranche of N5m earlier disbursed to communities in the state.
Igwe Eke disclosed this in an interview with Adadareporters at Isi-Ugwu. He thanked Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for the initiative, adding that the grant was used in the construction of forty shops at Isi-Ugwu market.
He said, “Gov Ugwuanyi did great by giving every autonomous community the grants. No other governors gave us that kind of consideration in the history of Enugu State. I therefore appeal to him for the release of the last tranche of the grants.
“Some projects started with the grants are halfway. Some embarked on construction of boreholes. Some did road rehabilitations. Some who built boreholes are waiting for the remainder of the grants to buy plants to pump water.
“On our part, we need the remaining money to complete our lockup stores. We seek this because we would like to complete all these before the end of Gov Ugwuanyi’s tenure.”
The state government, in 2017, gave a grant of N10m to all the 450 autonomous community in the state, with the initial release of N5m first tranche. The grants were for communities to embark on projects they want.