By Ogude Samuel (Warri)
The Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged media practitioners in the state to continue to support the state government to actualize its policies and programmes to give room for stronger Delta.
Governor Okowa stated this in a chat with newsmen in Asaba, the state capital.
He said the state government has mapped out many programmes to make the state a vibrant one. He said among other things, the government is to link the various riverine communities, tackle the issues of insecuritty especially the ones associated with fulani herdsmen, improve on health programmes, on education, double wealth creation programmes such as STEP and YAGEP,, focus on widows” development, and the development of girl child, as empowering women is empowering the nation.
The Governor said the government is to improve on the health insurance scheme, improve on primary health programmes in each ward of 271 in the state, improve on technical education by establishing 19 technical colleges in addition to the 6 existing ones in the state to encourage Deltans to be educated among others.
The governor said all these will be done with Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) among others.
The governor said the state government can not do all these alone but needs the support of the individuals, corporate organizations in order for the government to succeed.
He said the challenge the state government has is that, the economy is not growing commensurate with the growth of the population in the state.
He said: “ the only challenge the state government has is that the economy doesn’t grow as the population explosion in the state “
He thanked the media practitioners and other stake holders for the success the government recorded in his administration and solicited more support and cooperation for the state to move forward.