Governor Rochas Okorocha has signed a Memorandum of Understanding [MoU] with the government of Kosovo to build an Independent Power Plant and establish an Agro Processing Plant in the state.
Governor Okorocha who was in Kosovo on an economic trip also signed for the construction of Housing Estate in and around Owerri and a joint business agreement that will lead to the exchange of raw materials and manpower between the two governments.
When completed, the power plant will supply the state with 500 megawatts of electricity and ensure uninterrupted power supply to homes and business in the state.
Governor Okorocha said that his administration is poised to turn Imo State into a modern agric driven state. He said that in line with Imo rescue Agenda, all sectors of the state economy will be develop to provide jobs and improve the standard of living of all Imolites.
“This administration is determined to provide enabling environment to international businessmen to take advantage of enormous resources of the state for mutual benefits for all”.
Governor Okorocha said, Imo State being an agricultural bread basket of the South east, is well situated for all manner of businesses because it is at the center of several states with estimated population of over 30 million. He said the real estate part of the MoU will lead to a provision of affordable modern accommodation for Imolites.
The Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo, Mr Behgdey Pacconi who signed on behalf of Kosovo government in his response expressed satisfaction with the policies of Governor Okorocha and promised that his country will keep to the terms of agreement. Mr Pacconi had earlier visited Imo state as a leader of trade delegation to inspect facilities and concluded a preminary discussion on the agreement between the two
Governor Okorocha promised that he will explore all possible avenues worldwide to turn Imo into an industrial giant. The governor later laid a wreath at the graves of the late heroes of Kosovo independence.