For Honourable Barrister Reginald Ukwuoma, Executive Chairman, Etche Local Government Area, ELGA, his passion for service including the doggedness and determination with which he has applied himself to the task of transforming the Council, has redefined governance. Asked what his major achievement is, he answered, “All my projects are all major achievements because they are people-oriented…our projects are for the needs of the people”. The administration uses Feedback Mechanism, NEEDS Assessment, Town Hall Engagement and Resolution Methods. As Barrister Ukwuoma succinctly puts it, “after executing the projects we get feedback to know their feeling about our administration.
With the help of His Excellency, Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, who Barrister Ukwuoma commended for having the interest of ELGA at heart, the administration has been able to transform ELGA and opened windows of opportunities for the citizens of Etche.
Having replicated the Five-Point Agenda of Governor Amaechi in Agriculture, Security, Empowerment, Health and Education, Barrister Ukwuoma swung into action, delivering dividends of democracy to the people. Youth Empwerment, Electricity, infrastructure like roads, hospitals, schools and learning materials, as well as social services infrastructure like ultra-modern lock-up shops with fire service centre, health centre, police post were built and delivered to the citizens. His good governance has been touching lives and putting smiles on every face in Etche.