Ebonyi State government is shopping for $150million loan from the African Development Bank(ADB) and Islamic Development Bank(IDB) to fix its health facilities in the 13 local government areas of the state.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezuruike disclosed this in Abakaliki while speaking with journalists.
He said the loan will also enable the governor to reconstruct over 198km roads, known as ring roads, which cut across eight local government areas of the state.
He said the ring road when completed will curb delay in accessing health facilities by rural dwellers and also unlock the development potentials of the local government areas were the ring road cut across, the entire state and its neighbours.
“When this ring road is constructed, health will be the number one beneficiary because there are so many of our health facilities in the corridors of this ring road which will increase accessibility to these
facilities”, he added.
Umazurike said the loan when secured will also boost the economic potentials of the state and called on the people to support construction of the ring road.
He said the loan was coming from the federal government through the African Development Bank and the Islamic Development Bank to the state, which he described as one of the most interesting thing that had happened to the state.