Otti Vows to End Illegal Kaolin Excavation in Abia, Sets up Ceramics Industry


Emmanuel Ugwu-Nwogo in Umuahia

The governorship candidate of Labour Party (LP) in Abia State, Mr. Alex Otti, has promised to put an end to the illegal excavation of kaolin and other solid minerals in the state.

He made the promise at Umuopara community in Umuahia South Local Government Area on the second day of his campaign tour of the 17 councils of the state, saying he would put the plunderers of state natural resources out of businesses if elected governor.

Kaolin is found in commercial quatities in Ohiya and other communities in Umuahia South but the mineral has over the years been largely exploited by individuals for their private financial gains.

But Otti assured the people that the exploitation of the mineral resource would be taken from the hands of illegal excavators and legally extracted by government for public good if he gets the mandate to become the state governor in 2023.

He said his administration would set up ceramics industry at Ohiya,…

Source: Thisday Newspaper