By Mike O.
Since assumption of office in 2015, Governor Udom Emmanuel has kept to his promise to continuously develop, mobilize, and empower his people through planned and well-articulated welfare and capacity-enhancing programmes, using special leadership models.
One of such model is the execution of direct community-based rural projects through the Inter-Ministerial Direct Labour Coordinating Committee. This approach makes it easier for the governor to intervene directly in the respective communities, by engaging resource persons and artisans in the community for the execution of a project, thereby avoiding the bottlenecks and processes involved in major projects executions.
Today, more than 1000 grassroots-oriented projects, scattered across the 31 local government areas, in the areas of education, healthcare, rural electrification and mini water schemes, are at various levels of completion. Under the supervision of the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs), Mr. Elijah Iyak and the Special Assistant to the Governor on Inter-Ministerial Direct Labour Projects, Mr Sampson Idiong, the projects have been executed to the best assurances of quality control and the active participation of the host communities, who are engaged for the different aspects of the execution of the projects. This makes it possible for the beneficiaries to start counting their gains even before the completion of the projects.
Today we present in our series some of those interv
entions that led to the take-off of the Navy College at Ikot Ntuen in Oruk Anam local government and some of the intervention projects at Eket local government area: