The Chairman of Mkpat Enin Local Government Area, Hon. Ekanem Brown, has relayed the readiness of the Akwa Ibom State Government to commence an infrastructural renaissance in the area.
The Chairman gave the message to the people of Ikpa Ikono clan on Monday, August 26, when the Ikpa Ikono People’s Assembly (IPA) paid him a courtesy visit at the Mkpat Enin Council Secretariat.
Hon. Brown told the IPA that Governor Emmanuel’s administration has concluded plans to create more road networks within the area as the construction of Ikpa-Ikono road is already captured in the budget.
Briefing them further, the Council Boss stated that steps have been taken to create a sustainable future by harnessing the abundant oil palm resources in the area, reviving the existing palm oil mills and building the capacity of indigenes on the standardized method of processing palm oil to attract international market.
“This will position Mkpat Enin as an economic hub in quality palm oil production, boost internally generated revenue, improve on socio-economic development as well as improve the standard of livelihood in the area” he said.
The Council Boss who also reiterated his commitment to the development and relative peace in Mkpat Enin, charged the IPA to work in support of the government for the successes of the projects mentioned, adding that modalities are being put in place to enhance the quality of lives in the area and sustain development.