By Akpos Oghenetega
The Chairman of Ughelli South Local Government Council, Hon. Paul Etaga has urged the Delta state Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa to bring investors to the area to utilize the abundant non-metalic minerals in the council area to boast the economy of the state.
The council boss stated this during the governor’s Town Hall meeting at LG Council secretariat said that apart from petroleum and natural gas resources, the council area is endowed with mineral resources such as clay in Otor-Edo and Ughevwughe communities, kaolin in Ewu and silica sand in Ekakpamre, Okpare, Agbowhiame down to Okwagbe.
He explained that Clay, Kaolin and Silica Sand are found in abundance in Ughelli South which according to him is an opportunity for investors to utilize to grow the economy of the area.
In his words; “I appeal to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to bring investors to utilize the metallic minerals which are in abundance in the local government area to help generate income for the state and country at large”.
The council chairman also appealed for the construction of Orere and Arhavwarien bridges, as the importance of these bridges cannot be over-emphasized, as both bridges will link up Okparabe, Ewu-Otor and other communities in Ughelli South Local Government Area sharing boundaries with the Ijaws.
He added that there was need to also construct the Assah-Etefe-Omafuvwe-Edjekwo raod, Gbereyegha-Omosuomo road, Oviri-Olomu-Ewu road, Ekrokpe-Egbo road, Okwagbe-Okwemor-Otegbo-Egbo-Ide road, Okpe-Olomu-Agbon-Iwhre-Takpere-Umolo road and rehabilitation of Iwhrekan Technical College for speedy development of the council area.