The Delta State government has promised to address the non-availability of medical personnel and teachers in healthcare centres and schools across the state.
The deputy governor, Sir Monday Onyeme, disclosed this when he received leaders from Utagba Uno and the Inotu in Council from Ndokwa West local government area who paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Asaba.
Onyeme decried the situation where medical personnel posted to healthcare centres in rural areas abandoned their primary duties while others work their way back to urban areas to the detriment of rural dwellers.
He said the situation had denied rural dwellers the opportunity of getting quality and affordable health care after the government had spent huge resources in building health care centres for the benefit of the people.
Sir Onyeme also decried the situation where teachers posted to government primary and secondary schools in rural communities refused to go to such schools thereby denying pupils and students in such communities quality education.
The deputy governor noted that the issue of lack of electricity in communities in Utagba Unor would be looked into with a view to restoring power supply to the area. He said efforts would be intensified to ensure the completion of the Ndemili Utagba Unor road which had been approved and skeletal works carried out while he had taken note of their request for the construction of the Ndemili-Utagba -Unor- Ewechi road.
The leader of the delegation, Rear Admiral Mike Onah (rtd) appealed to the state government to look into the construction of the Onicha Ukwuani -Utagba Unor -Ndemili road which is a major link road to several communities and satellite towns.
Onah, who was represented by Chief Aghagha Akpati, said the community last had electricity supply in March 2013 and appealed for the restoration of power supply to the area while the healthcare centre should be upgraded to a cottage hospital and address the issue of flooding.