It was a jubilation galore in Umuopia-Akokwa community, Ideato North LGA knew as Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha commissioned an international market built by the community.
While commissioning the market, Governor Okorocha described the development as a clear case of rescue mission in action.
He commended Umuopia people for imbibing in the spirit of the community government, pointing out that funding such a magnificent project of international standard without the contribution of government demonstrates sacrifice and commitment which have positioned Umuopia as a progressive community in the state.
Governor Okorocha maintained that Imo state is on a fast track of development adding that his administration will continue to harness the state resources to ensure total development in the state.
He further announced the release of one million naira to the community to encourage them for further development.
Earlier in her speech, the Commissioner for Community Government Council, Barr Ugochi Nnanna Okoro expressed joy and satisfaction for the actualization of community government objective in Umuopia community.
The commissioner noted that the essence of community government council is to encourage communities to partake in the development of the state via to grassroot development as designed by the state rescue mission.
She further disclosed that other communities like Oforolla in owerri west LGA and Umuoke in Obowo LGA of the state have queued in self help communal projects as designed by the community government.
The commissioner also tasked them on payment of counterpart fund and provision of one hectare of land for the establishment of Agro-Allied industry in their area
Earlier in his address, the traditional ruler of Umuopia community, HRH, Eze Don Opuruozor said his community had conceived and followed the gospel of rescue mission administration which propelled their self-help attitude as yielded in the international market.
He added that his community shall continue to call on the government for assistance on projects they cannot afford for themselves, appealing to the governor for the provision of electricity, water, drainage system and security to make the market function effectively.
In his remarks, the secretary of Umuopia community government, Sir Tony Okpara described the international market as a bye product of good thinking and awareness championed by Umuopia executive which unites the people of the area towards development.
He further said that the community is also constructing a central water scheme project which is 95% completed, pointing out that Umuopia community is working hard to succeed in line with the rescue mission philosophy.