Worried by the dilapidated state of facilities in its health institutions, Government of Akwa Ibom State, said it has commenced replacement and upgrade of all equipment at hospitals across the state.
Gov Udom Emmanuel who made this known yesterday during this month’s September Government House prayer held at the Latter House Chapel in Uyo, said the move is to enable the hospitals provide better health service to the people.
He said all necessary equipment ordered from United States of America for the upgrade are now ready and would soon arrive in the country.
The governor, who decried the high level of vandalism of public utilities especially electric transformers by hoodlums, said very soon, the long arm of the law would catch up with the criminals.
He called on youths in the state to be vigilant and desist from colluding with criminals and gangs from other states to perpetrate evil and rob the state of its public infrastructures.
The governor who announced that this year, state government’s anniversary celebration would be low key to enable citizens reflect, said that security is everybody’s business and should not be left for the security men alone.
Emmanuel, who enjoined the people to key into the government’s agricultural road map of cultivation of Cocoa and other cash crops in order to generate income, announced plans by the state government to be involved in direct produce buying from farmers to enable them get international price for their crops.
He promised that any community that donates land for agricultural or industrial purpose would be given priority in terms of employment.