Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta State Governor, has commissioned a multi-million naira rice mill owned by Raymond Guanah Farms Limited, threatening to revoke all undeveloped plots of land at the Asaba industrial estate.
Okowa, who spoke while commissioning the rice mill with a capacity to produce about 200 bags of 25 kg per day, said the decision to revoke undeveloped plots was to pave way for speedy industrialisation of the state.
The Governor, who inspected equipment at Raymos Guana’s farm in Asaba, explained that only plots yet to be developed three years after its allocation would be revoked.
According to him, “We will revoke the certificate of occupancy of any plot of land in the industrial estate which is over two years from the date of issuance that has not been developed which the owners have not shown considerable presence of usage, so that those in need of land can get them, develop them and engage our youths industrially. I will call for the records of all the plots of land in this industrial estate and ensure that we put the land to equitable use.”
Okowa commended Raymos Guanah’s farm for its commitment towards growing and processing agricultural produce, promising that his administration would partner with committed industrialists as such would not only bring about speedy development but, would keep the youths positively engaged.
He said: “I am excited at the level of development that I have seen in this farm today, especially because of the level Raymos Guanah, (Chief Executive Officer of Raymos Gunanah’s farm), has taken this farm to. Beyond his cultivation of crops, his passion has led him to full mechanisation of the farm and now, he has a 500 tonnes rice mill. I want to congratulate you on what you have achieved.