The Governing Council, Anambra State Fishery And Aquaculture Business Development Agency, FABDA has inspected the ongoing fish villages being embarked upon by the Obiano led administration.
The fish village project which is three in Anambra state, one per Senatorial District at completion will have a well equip farm house, hostel and 300 fish ponds which is expected to be producing 75 thousand kg on monthly basis per village.
The one of Anambra North is at Aguleri, Anambra East Council Area, Anambra Central has its fish village at Adazi Nnukwu, Anaocha Council Area while that of Anambra South is located at Okija, Ihiala Council Area.
Speaking shortly after the inspection, the Chairman FABDA Governing Council, Ogbuefi Ike Chioba explained that the purpose of the inspection visit is to ensure that the project is going in accordance with the specifications and expressed delight with the level of progress made so far.
On his part, the Anambra State Commissioner for Transport, Mr Afam Mbanefo who is also a member, FABDA, Governing Council noted that the fish village is one Governor Obiano legacy projects.
He noted that their duty is to make sure the project is delivered in a record time and to meet the expectations of the state government.
The MD/CEO of FABDA, Mr Emeka Iloghalu during the inspection tour explained that the three fish villages will not only contribute to food security and economic growth of the state but will also create job opportunities for the youths and also empower the youths and women through training in fishery and aquaculture.
Mr Iloghalu noted that the tour will help them avoid errors that capable of delaying the project and assured that their observations will be further discussion with the contractors for effective implementation.
The Engineer in charge of Anambra Central fish village located at Adazi Nnukwu, Engineer Edmond Chukwuemeka of the Editrust International Limited while taking the team around promised to deliver the project according to the specifications having noted the areas that needed adjustments.
A member of the FABDA Governing Council, Mrs Ngozi Osy-Agbata was among the team that embarked on the inspection tour.