ENUGU NEWMAP AT A GLANCE
Enugu NEWMAP mission statement: “Restoring the landscape of degraded area and improving social livelihood in targeted sub-catchments”.
Brief History of the Project in the State: The Project became effective in September 16, 2013 under the Ministry of Environment as its authorizing agency. Enugu NEWMAP was among the five mover states.
Initially, Enugu NEWMAP has five priority sites out of which Ninth mile and Ajali sites have been completed.
The choice of these two sites was the fact that both erosion sites are along the same axis and posed severe threat to the water pipeline and twin tanks water reservoir supplying portable water to Enugu metropolis from Ajali water scheme.
Enugu NEWMAP has four ongoing gully erosion sites, namely, Enugu Ngwo, Agbaja Ngwo, Udi Ozalla, and Umuavulu-Abor.
Also, the following sites were cleared for civil works, Anyazuru Ohom Orba, Onuiyi-Alo-Ulo, Imilike-Etiti, Obolla-Afor- Obollo Eke erosion sites in our 2020 Procurement Plan.
Enugu NEWMAP support vulnerable communities with grants to engage in their choice livelihood activities, hence 29 Community Interest Groups were formed and empowered using NEWMAP Needs Assessment Studies in Ameke Ngwo, and Nsude communities.
345 Project Affected Persons have been compensated in Enugu Ngwo, Agbaja Ngwo, and Umuavulu Abor respectively.
The Project is currently under the leadership of Barr. Vincent Egechukwu Obetta as the State Project Coordinator.
ENUGU NEWMAP, 30:8:2018 Commissioning Ceremony of 9th Mile and Ajali Water works Gully Erosion sites and the Dedication of the Ultra-modern Enugu NEWMAP office
Hon. Minister of State Environment Flags-off NEWMAP Training on Catchment Planning and Management.
The Honourable Minister of State Environment, Mr. Ibrahim Usman Jibril has urged participants to leverage on the catchment planning and management training for successful project implementation. The Minister stated this on Monday, 1st August 2016 in Anambra state...
NEWMAP: Restoring the landscape of degraded areas in South East Nigeria
BY Adebayo Thomas The environment is naturally blessed with dynamic resources that include vegetation, waters, soils and animals. However the naturality of the plush vegetation, aquatic lives gets degraded, polluted and depleted courtesy of human activities. However,...