Rivers to partner Ecowas on biolarvicides factory

BY JIMITOTA ONOYUME

PORT HARCOURT—Rivers State Government is to partner Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, countries, to produce biolarvicides to control and eliminate malaria in the state.

State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sampson Parker, who briefed newsmen in Port Harcourt, said a factory for the production of biolarvicides will be established in the state, adding that the ground breaking ceremony for the factory is slated for this week.

He said the development will create jobs for about 500 indigenes of the state, as it will be a joint venture of 50/50 partnership between the Rivers State Government and ECOWAS.

He said: “The ECOWAS President will be present and Rivers State governor, Mr Chibuike Amaechi will be chief host. The Federal Ministry of Health, United Nations, World Bank and other neighbouring states will also be in attendance at the town hall meeting for the launch.”

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