Abia Government To Embark On Community Development Programme
As part of rebuilding agenda of the present administration in Abia State, government says it will embark on community development programme tagged “Community Choose Your Project”
The Commissioner for Information and Culture, Prince Okey Kanu stated this while briefing Journalists on the outcome of this week’s Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Alex Otti. He said that the project would be done through the Community Social Development Development Agency (CSDA)
The Commissioner, spoke along side the Special Adviser to the Governor on Policies and Interventions, Rev. Father Christian Anokwuru said that government officials would tour the communities and see the projects chosen. He said, the projects to be done would be chosen by the benefiting communities and not the government , adding that the project would not be more than 15 Million Naira for a project while the community would make a 5 percent financial contribution to the project as counterpart fund.
Also speaking, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Policies and Interventions, Rev. Father Christian Anokwuru said interested communities in the Abia -CSDA project would be expected to apply with community letter headed paper for any project of their choice
The Special Adviser said the projects would be co owned by government and the benefiting community . He
said every interested community in the State should apply as new projects would be selected , built and commissioned.
He maintained that , the prospective community must have a bank account through which the project funds would be transacted .
In another development, the Commissioner for Information and Culture, Prince Okey Kanu noted that a total of six roads have been commissioned in Aba by Governor Alex Otti, assuring that more will soon be commissioned as some other roads are under construction in the area.
He said that serious work was ongoing on the Aba – Port harcourt axis of the Enugu – Port harcourt express way ,adding that one end of the road would be ready for use by the end of this month. He added that Julius Berger has commenced work at the Port-harcourt road Aba.