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KWCSDA-NG cares gives cheques to rural communities

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…As it continues its Community-Based Project Interventions.

In its bid to expedite socio-economic and infrastructural development in the nooks and crannies of the State, the Kwara State Community and Social Development Agency-NG-CARES (KWCSDA-NG CARES) has given cheques to rural communities that lack socio-economic and infrastructural amenities.

The event occurred at the conference room of the Agency recently, where the beneficiary communities: Tuga, Sabo-Geri, Gurumo and Oke-Iyaipo in Baruten, Kiama, Ilorin-East and Irepodun Local Government, received the cheques.

While addressing the beneficiary communities, the Commissioner for Planning and Economic Development, Hon. Lafia Aliyu Sabi, charged the beneficiary communities to ensure that they make judicious use of the funds for adequate implementation of durable and quality projects that would benefit the people in the communities.

Hon. Lafia said that the community intervention is part of the magnanimous gesture of the Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, to ensure development across the State, especially, at the rural communities.

He said further that social intervention projects cut across water, health and infrastructural projects, which will ease the stress of the communities and boost the economic development of the rural communities.

Also Speaking at the event, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Umar Yakub Jaja, stated that communities are expected to take ownership of the projects in terms of efficiency and maintenance so as to ensure that the communities fully enjoy the intervention projects.

Earlier, the General Manager, Kwara State Community and Social Development Agency-NG CARES, Engr. Amamat Haruna, appreciated the State Governor for his exemplary leadership and for approving the funds for the community-based project interventions in the rural communities.

She noted that several communities have benefitted from the scheme while more communities will also have the impact of the Government, adding that the intervention is a form of partnership between the beneficiary community and the State Government, to promote sense of ownership and proper maintenance of the projects by the community.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiary communities, the Vice-Chancellor of Al-hikmah University, Professor Noah Yusuf, appreciated Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for the kind gesture and for approving funds for community-based projects, especially, in the rural communities.

He assured that the funds will be well utilized as well as reassured that the purpose for the projects will come to fruition while proper maintenance will also be ensured for long term usage.

The Commissioner for Youth Development, Hajia Nafisat Buge was also present at the event.

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