The federal government has approved funds for establishing a limestone granule factory in Ebonyi.
Governor David Umahi disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday by Chooks Oko, his media aide.
The statement said the governor disclosed this on Thursday at his hometown, Uburu, Ohaozara council area, when the people of Ishielu local council paid him New Year homage.
Mr Umahi said the factory, located at Okpoto in the Ishielu council area, had arrangements for constant electric power supply in the area and neighbouring communities to Ebonyi.
“Let me announce to Ishielu people that before the next two weeks, you will be having constant power supply along those corridors, from Okpoto to Isu, to Onicha communities,” Mr Umahi stated. “We have 60 brand new MVA produced by the Niger Delta Power Holding. “The federal government has mobilised contractors to start building the factory for limestone granules in Okpoto.”
The governor further revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari approved money for the contractors to take that light from Okpoto through the corridors to Isu, Onicha.”