The Ogun State Government is set to access the multilateral facility of the French Development Agency (AFD) to finance water projects towards improving water supply to residents of the state capital, Abeokuta and its environs.
The General Manager of the state water corporation, Mrs. Monsurat Agboola, disclosed this while playing host to the members of House of Assembly Committee on Water, Oil/Energy and Rural Development, who visited the corporation over the 2016 Budget Performance and Evaluation.
According to her, the projects would amongst others, involve increasing the coverage area of water pipeline network, developing the capacity of the corporation staff and upgrading the infrastructures.
She stated that consultants that would commence the preliminary works for the projects have been engaged, noting that the scope of their work would include technical assistance on institutional development, organisational development, detailed designs and supervision for pipelines and reticulation in Abeokuta as well as technical assistance on rehabilitation of barrage at Arakanga main scheme.
In his remarks, Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Atunda Oduntan, urged the corporation to intensify effort on its various initiatives introduced to boost it’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and extend improved service delivery to every other parts of the state.
Other members on the committee in their separate contributions commended the corporation for its effort at improving the revenue and charged management to ensure that the people at the grassroots enjoy regular potable water supplies, which would ultimately guarantee healthy living among the people.