Umuahia — Seven Communities in Ikwuano, Umuahia North/ Umuahia South federal Constituency, heaved a sigh of relief, as the member representing the federal constituency, Rt. Hon. Sam Onuigbo, donated seven 500KVA transformers to boost power.
After he donated the seventh transformer at the weekend, indigenes of Usaka Ukwu Ndeokoro, Ndieke and Upa communities in Ikwuano Local Government Area lauded the member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia North and South Federal constituency for attracting electricity project to the communities.
One of the indigenes Mazi Joe Irohibe, said the communities had been in total darkness for years, until the lawmaker intervened.
He said, "We are applauding Onuigbo for attracting this project, we are happy about it because it's the first of its kind in this our community .
"We feel that we are in the map of the world through this project and it has been helping our young men who are artisans who are returning home to use the light to do their job".
Irohibe also urged the federal government to embark on more infrastructural projects in the rural communities to reduce rural urban migration.
Onuigbo said he applied for the project through the rural electrification agency of the Federal Government after consulting with the communities concerning their pressing needs.
He expressed happiness that the project was actualized on record time.
He commended the beneficiaries for cooperating with the contractors who handled the project while it lasted.
The lawmaker assured the indigenes of the communities that he would continue to work assiduously to attract more projects for the communities.
The regent of Ikemba autonomous community, Chief Emmanuel Iroegbu, also lauded Onuigbo, for his effective representation to the people.
He said the project has brought joy to the benefiting communities adding that the were happy with the law maker.