The Chairman of Warri South Local Government Area, Dr. Michael Tidi has clarified why he signed the Memorandum of Understanding, (MoU) for the planned Delta-Ukpokiti Industrial City as a witness.
He spoke following insinuation making the rounds that appending his signature as witness in the MoU amounted to delving into land ownership issue.
Recall that the MoU was entered into between two investors namely, Partsmaster Overseas Limited and Finest Investment Limited for the development of a-7,000 hectares of land and water from Warri South Council Area.
The project when fully developed would be called Delta-Ukpokiti Industrial City.
Tidi stressed that there was no community representation in the brief MoU signing ceremony held at the Warri South Council Main Secretariat hence he signed as witness, calling on people of the area to support projects of such magnitude that are capable of creating thousands of jobs as well as decongesting Warri City Center.
According to him, as a Chief Executive of a tier of government, his administration is anchored on socio-economic development and as such, will continually serve as enabler to genuine investors who are ready to do business in the local government.