The Federal Government has selected the Ulasi River in Okija, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State for the establishment of a modern integrated fish farming project capable of producing forty five tons of fish annually.
Apart from the fish farming project, the federal government in partnership with the Australian government will also establish an ICT and Castor Oil projects in the area where youths would be trained and equipped to become employers of labour rather than job seekers.
The Director, National Directorate of Economic Empowerment Programme in the Presidency, Professor Tzaddik Hobel made these known while exchanging views with community leaders in Okija during his recent visit to the area.
Prof. Hobel said that the projects which will be extended to other states of the federation when completed, will not only create employment to the youths but equally be a source of revenue for both the State and Federal governments. He called on youths in the area to take advantage of the various state and federal governments poverty alleviation programmes to improve their living conditions.
In a remark, a community leader Chief Benneth Okeke noted with satisfaction the various youth empowerment programme of both the State and Federal governments in parts of the Country which he said have impacted positively on the lives of the youths and thanked the directorate for choosing Okija for the Pilot scheme.
Chief Okeke commanded Governor Willie Obiano for the good security network put in place by his administration which he said has not only attracted both local and foreign investors to the state but has equally brought relief and succour to the people who now move freely without fear of harassment or intimidation by criminals.