Enugu gets N156 million medical supplies from DFID
January 18, 2006

The Enugu State Government has taken delivery of medical equipment and supplies worth over Nl56 million from the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), for the seven district hospitals of the state.

The State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Igbonekwu Ogazimorah, disclosed this in Enugu while briefing the media on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting, held at the Government House, Enugu.

Mr. Ogazimorah stressed that the equipment and supplies would be distributed among the seven district hospitals of Enugu, Agbani, Awgu, Udi, Oji River, Enugu-Ezike and Obollo-Afor on the basis of need, beginning shortly with a formal flag-off at Ogbede Health Centre.

In a related development, the Commissioner disclosed that an office block for the Enugu State Action Committee on HIV/AIDS (ENSACA), has been completed and fully equipped with the resources, counseling and general information aimed at helping the general public to deal with the HIV/AIDS scourge.

Furthermore, Mr. Ogazimorah noted that the Enugu State Government wishes to remind all that this is the farming season when all hands needed to be on deck to ensure massive food production.

Towards this end, the Commissioner continued, the state government reiterates that bush burning is still an offense which it regards as "economic sabotage," and warned that violators would be prosecuted.

Above all, Mr. Ogazimorah declared that the aim of the massive infrastructural development going on in the state is to transform Enugu State from a civil service has a globalized market economy, able to attract investors from all corners of the world.

The Commissioner added that with respect to all the projects, the Enugu State Government assures the people that they would be completed on time, from the ESUT permanent site relocation, through the February 7 target date for the completion of the ESUT teaching Hospital and the tunnel crossing.


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