Onne Multipurpose Terminal provides Ogu community with sustainable water systems
Chief Adokiye, Ogu Council of Chiefs chairman (left), shakes hands with Jim Stewart, OMT chief operations officer, at the turnover ceremony for the Ogu community’s new water systems.
Onne Multipurpose Terminal (OMT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) Nigerian subsidiary, recently turned over three solar-powered water systems to the Ogu community to address the community’s pressing need for access to clean water.
Clean water is a fundamental requirement for human survival; however, numerous communities in the Niger Delta region continue to struggle with the lack of access to this vital resource.
“Today is a momentous occasion for both OMT and the Ogu community, who now have access to clean water. This achievement fills us with great joy and further inspires us to do our part in supporting our host communities,” said Jim Stewart, OMT chief operations officer.
Ogu community elders led by Chief Adokiye, Ogu Council of Chiefs chairman, thanked OMT for providing the community with sustainable access to clean water. Highlighting the project’s impact on their lives, the community pledged to diligently maintain the water systems to ensure their longevity.
The water system project is one of the ICTSI Group’s several social responsibility initiatives for its host communities. The Company currently operates 32 terminals worldwide – four of which are in Africa. ICTSI actively seeks to expand its footprint in the continent through opportunities along the Durban and Gauteng container corridor and other regions in West and South Africa.