Akwuke community in Enugu South council of Enugu State holds one of the greatly demanded materials for building and road constructions – sharp sand, which is scooped from the Akwuke River, as well as a Federal Government’s scientific research centre – Scientific Equipment Development Institute (SEDI).
Sources said aside readily employing the indigenes, the community also makes huge revenues from the numerous trucks that scoop sand from the area, among others.
But despite the money-spinning ventures, Akwuke is almost in ruins and has been thrown into darkness, as some villages in the community have been without electricity supply for several years. Indeed, one of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company’s (EEDC) transformers in the area is said to have incurred over N4m debt, leading to the disconnection of electricity in the area.
The journey to the sleepy Akwuke community, which ordinarily should take less than five minutes by car from Gariki Market, now takes as…
Source: Guardian Newspaper