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Guwor urges peace in Delta oil producing communities
By Barth Ozah
THE Chairman, Delta State House of Assembly Committee on Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Hon Emomotimi Guwor has stressed the need for oil bearing communities to channel their grievances properly for sustained peace and stability across the state.
Speaking to newsmen in Asaba recently, Hon Guwor who represents Warri South West in the House, said the State House of Assembly will continue to encourage efforts by the state government to mitigate the challenges faced by impacted communities of oil exploration and exploration.
He said the bottom-top approach introduced by the new DESOPADEC board to generate projects by holding town hall meetings was commendable, stressing that DESOPADEC remains a tool to delivering the dividends of democracy to the people.
He emphasized the need for prudent management of funds accruing to the Commission, saying that, he is in a familiar terrain having come from oil producing communities as well as a pioneer staff of DESOPADEC and Special Assistant to a one time Commissioner on the board of the Commission.
He explained that he is part of the pains of the oil bearing communities and pointed out that project priority was a key area to be addressed.
He said his Committee will closely monitor the budgeting process of the commission, implementations and performances, aimed at ensuring equity in the various ethnic nationalities of oil and gas production in the state among others.
He encouraged all stakeholders to be patient with members of the new board, stating that, very soon they will come out with a budget which is expected to be grassroots driven.
He further stressed that sustainable peace in oil bearing communities across the state was key in actualizing government commitment to returning Delta State to number one position in oil production among comity of oil producing states.
The lawmaker enjoined all to always channel their grievances properly when the need arose and to avoid any form of rancor and to remain agents of peace and positive change.