In line with the need to provide power supply for Ndi Anambra, the Anambra State Government has given the Transmission Company of Nigeria, 8.7 hectares of land, for the installation of a 2/60 MVA substation.
Beneficiaries of this new substation situated at Ogidi/Ogbunike boundary include Oyi, Idemili North, Dunukofia, Anambra East and West council areas. Also, the substation will be completed within 3 years.
According to Engineer Emeka Ezenwanne, the Commissioner for Public Utilities who addressed members of the committees; he stated that Governor Willie Obiano had signed MOU with the TCN and other bodies for the substation which will soon kick start to boost industrialisation. Describing it as a legacy project, he noted that it will yield dividends of democracy to Anambra people.
On his part, Engineer Joeffry Nwokoye, the General Manager Engineering, Transmission Company of Nigeria explained that in their research, the areas in question have been suffering from power shortage owing to the fact that they only have 33kv feeders from Obosi. However, he assured that once the substation is completed, the supply of power will be massive and this consequently will lead go increase in economic activities.
The Igwe of Ogidi, Alex Onyido who was also present commended the project as a welcome idea. The aftermath was the signing of contract papers between TCN and the construction company.