The government of Ebonyi State is to purchase 5.5-megawatt biomass plant from Germany which would utilise rice husk and other available waste materials to generate electricity.
The governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, disclosed this after inspecting two of the three state-owned rice modern mills.
Umahi said the plant would arrive the country in the next four months. He disclosed that one megawatt of rice husk plant and another 500 kilowatts would arrive the state soon.
The inspection visit took the governor to Iboko in Izzi Local Government Area and Ikwo where he inspected the condition of the facilitates, on-going rehabilitation works and the production and packaging of various sizes of rice bags .
The governor said the essence of the visit was to have first-hand knowledge of the water needs of the mills especially for the parboiling sections which had attained over 80 percent completion.
He assured that excavators would be deployed to the areas for dredging of available natural water sources to meet the water requirement of about 60,000 cubic metres.