State governments bedevilled by erosion problems have been advised to access the
Task team leader of
Abu said the programme was being launched in Anambra because the state has met the conditions to draw from the fund and is the first in the country to pay the series of tranches to be able to benefit. He, however, said what is even more important is how the money is used.
According to him, the watershed approach adopted in the use of the fund is holistic. At the moment, he said,
However, in his speech, Governor
He said Anambra has over 1000 erosion sites with 70 per cent of them active resulting in loss of lives and property. He said the state would appreciate if the
Obiano also said the state government has already paid N500 million counterpart and is prepared to increase it to N1billion to ensure that the problem is solved. He noted that erosion knows no boundary and recalled that in 2006, the whole population of Umuchiani village, Ekwulobia in Aguata Local Government Area was relocated when much of the village was swallowed in a deep erosion gully.
He also assured that his administration would work with all partners to achieve its target in erosion control, praising President
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