Mr Ekanem Brown, Chairman of Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom, has approved the construction of 14 boreholes across the 14 wards of the area.
Brown stated this while handing over the cheque for the project to the contractor, Mr Umoh Ebenezar, on Friday in Mkpat Enin.
He said that the project would be executed through direct labour, adding that it was to begin immediately since the contractor had been provided with sufficient fund to mobilise to site.
The council chairman said the project was aimed at addressing water scarcity in some communities across the local government area.
Brown charged members of the legislative council to liaise with the contractor to ensure delivery of quality job at the stipulated time.
Also speaking, Mr Christian Jumbo, the Leader of the Legislative Council, commended the chairman for his steadfastness in fulfilling his campaign promises.
Jumbo said that the chairman had displayed uncommon love for the people of Mkpat Enin.
“As the leader of Mkpat Enin legislative council, I can say that the chairman has been sacrificing a lot to ensure that the people are happy.
“Because of that, we the legislators, have no choice than to support him to serve the people better.
“Today is not a day for long speeches.
“Let me say that Mr Brown has also earned the love, respect and support of my colleagues because he understands and has regards for the separation of power in government,” he said.
Jumbo assured the people that the legislature would give the chairman the needed support to succeed, and promised effective supervision of the project.
The contractor assured the council boss and members of the legislature that the project would be delivered at the stipulated time.