Essien Udim lawmaker donates water facilities to two communities



As part of activities to mark his first one year in office, the lawmaker representing Essien Udim state constituency, Prince Ukpong Akpabio has completed and handed over two water facilities to communities in Essien Udim Local Government Area.

The benefitting communities are Ukana Ikot Akpabin and Ukana Akpautong both in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

The lawmaker also donated two power generating sets to enable the communities power the water pumping machines in the absence of public power supply.

The facilities were in fulfilment of the lawmaker’s campaign promise and in line with his commitment to improving the welfare of his constituents through the provisions of basic and social infrastructure.

Cutting the tape to commission the projects in each of the two communities, Prince Akpabio also said that the gesture was part of his legislative duties to provide assistance in response to the yearnings of his constituents, thereby complementing the State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno’s rural development drive at making life more meaningful to the people at the grassroots.

Prince Akpabio, who is the Deputy Chairman, House of Assembly Committee on Economic Planning and Development, explained that the generating sets are to help the communities in pumping the water, stressing that the initiative was targeted at achieving sustainable development goals of clean water and sanitation.
He used the occasion to give his scorecard and that of the Governor in the areas of road infrastructure, agriculture, education, healthcare, empowerment and improved reward system, as well as housing, human capacity development, peace and stability and promised that more projects would be facilitated to his constituency.

Receiving the project, Clan Head elect of Ukana East, Akuku Udousung Ekorok and Acting Chairman, Akpautong Council of Chiefs, Chief Samuel Anthony Ntuk expressed gratitude to Prince Ukpong Akpabio for surpassing the expectation of the people and promised to protect the facilities against vandalism.


Activities to mark Prince Akpabio’s one year in office continues on Saturday, 8th June, 2024 with the inauguration of a two-bedroom bungalow for a widow in Ikot Ibanga and a three bedroom bungalow for a youth in Ikot Essien both projects designed, constructed and completed by the lawmaker to complement Governor Umo Eno’s ARISE Compassionate Homes Initiative.

The finale of the first anniversary celebration holds Sunday, 16th June, 2024 with a thanksgiving service at Mount Zion Lighthouse Full Gospel Church, Ikot Ide, followed by dedication and opening of Constituency Office in Ukana Uwa and Ward Briefing and Empowerment in Ukana Ikot Nwo.