World Bank assisted housing project takes off in Ughelli
By Jon Egie
A World Bank assisted housing project is to be sited at Ekrabowe community along Agbarha, between Otovwodo and Uduere communities in Ughelli North LGA with 200 units of 3-bed room flats standing before the end of this year.
Delta State Coordinator of the Federation of Urban Poor (FEDUP), Rev Dr Pius Onoephrojire disclosed this during a meeting of members of the group in Delta State with officials of the South-South leadership of FEDUP in Ughelli, Monday, April 22.
He said FEDUP is the voice of the poor that is poised to providing housing, empowering the less privilege, training and provision of soft loans for micro businesses and accessing government facilities.
Membership of the group is open to all members of the public upon completion of registration process.
He further informed that the 200 units of houses is a project earmarked for the South-South zone of FEDUP in Nigeria but is located in Ughelli North LGA. It is owner occupied and repayment of the cost of a unit of the houses estimated at the range of N1.5 to N3 million will be spread between 15 to 25 years.
Highlight of the meeting was the inauguration of the Delta State executive of FEDUP by the national vice president of FEDUP (South-South zone) Rev Orubu Matthew who was assisted by Pastor College Ebimelada Isaiah and Evang. Felix Orubebe, both Secretary and Treasurer of the South-South zone respectively.
Among those who were inaugurated were: Rev Dr Pius Onoephrojire (Delta State Coordinator), Rev Dr Godfrey Onyeawuli 9Delta State vice Coordinator), Bishop Obie Isaac (Secretary), Miss Kate Ebiyefa (Treasurer0 and Moredollars James (Delt South Rep.).
In his acceptance speech, Rev Dr Pius Onoephrojire on behalf of his team pledged not to disappoint the national leadership of FEDUP for the opportunity given him to serve assuring that those who have need for the proceeds of the project will benefit accordingly.