Taraba Water Board Tours Cross River Water Board Facilities

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Engineer Elemi Etowa, Cross River State Commissioner for Water Resources
Engineer Elemi Etowa, Cross River State Commissioner for Water Resources

A ten man joint management team from the Taraba State Ministry of Water Resources and Taraba State Water Supply Agency arrived Calabar, the Capital of Cross River State on 5th August, 2013 for a 4-day study tour of Cross River State Water Board Limited facilities.

Speaking during a courtesy call on the combined management staff of the Cross River Ministry of Water Resources and Cross River State Water Board Limited, the leader of the delegation, Hon. Nehemiah Dankano, Chairman, Board of Directors, Taraba State Water Supply Agency, stated that Taraba State Government has obtained a loan facility from the African Development Bank (AfDB) for the development and improvement of Water Supply and Sanitation in Taraba State.

He said that, the Cross River State Water Board Ltd. was carefully chosen for familiarization of the existing water supply facilities, as well as operational strategies employed for excellent service delivery and sustainability.

He added that they were privileged and honored to identify with the State Water Board which was formally and publicly adjudged in an African Development Bank (AfDB) documentary, as the most successful African Development Bank assisted Water Supply Project on the shores of Africa.

Earlier in his remarks, the Commissioner for Water Resources, Engr. Elemi B. Etowa, welcomed the Taraba State delegation to the State and assured them of optimal support and conducive learning environment.

He explained that the success story of CRS Water Board Ltd. was predicated on assiduity, professionalism, purposefulness and enabling environment, made possible by the Senator Liyel Imoke led administration.

The General Manager, Operations Division, Mr. James Buchan and the Plant Manager, Mr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, conducted the visitors round the Operations Division offices of State Water Board Ltd. and project sites in Calabar metropolis.

In his remarks, the Project Engineer in the Project Implementation Unit (PIU), Mr. Timothy Ntamu, led the team to major water supply project sites in Itigidi, Ikom and Ogoja.

At the end of the inspection exercise, Engr. Musa Busa Siam, the Project Manager AfDB Assisted Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project (UWSSP), Taraba State, lauded the Cross River State Government for huge the financial investment in the provision of potable water supply to the residents of the State.

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