OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT.
CABINET OFFICE, OWERRI
HON ONYEAGUCHA RECEIVES THE MD/CEO OF CHERRY AUTOMOBILE HOLDINGS CHINA.
-ASSURES THE COMPANY OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTOMOBILE PLANT IN THE STATE.
The Secretary to the State Government, Hon Barr Uche Onyeagucha has expressed the willingness of the State government to partner with the management of Cherry Automobile company for the establishment of Automobile plant in the State.
Hon Onyeagucha stated this when he received in audience the MD/CEO of Cherry Automobile Holdings and other members of Imo-China Investment centre in his office. He expressed his happiness on the intention of the company to site an Automobile plant in the State, saying that the State government will be ready to partner with the company to achieve the project.
Hon. Onyeagucha noted that one of the cardinal agenda of His Excellency ,Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha is to make Imo state the economic nexus and entrepreneurial hub of the Southeast region. “His Excellency Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha will ever be ready to enter into strategic partnership with relevant stakeholders and genuine foreign investors to revive the economy of the state”. He further hinted that the development plan of the present administration is to deploy a well-thought-out public private partnership initiative in project conception and execution. He later called on the management of the company to forward their proposal and letter of intent to the Governor for takeoff action.
In his reaction, the Country representative of the company Chief Christopher Igwe thanked the SSG for extending a hand of partnership to the Company for the establishment of an Automobile Plant in the State, saying that with the support of the State government the Company shall ensure that the project is established.
Also contributing, the African Sales Director of the Company Mr. Perry Huo, thanked the Secretary to the State government for receiving them on behalf of the Governor and expressed assurance that with the establishment of the Automobile plant in the state the economy of the state will be revived.
Cherry Automobile Holdings is the foremost Automobile company in Europe that produces all range of vehicles electric and conventional vehicles.
Prince Macdonald Enwere
Special Adviser on media to the SSG.
10th June, 2019.