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NG-CARES: 25 ZAMFARA COMMUNITIES TO BENEFIT FROM OVER N232 MILLION WORTH OF PROJECTS

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NG-CARES: 25 ZAMFARA COMMUNITIES TO BENEFIT FROM OVER N232 MILLION WORTH OF PROJECTS

Zamfara State Agency for Community and Social Development (CSDP) will spend over N232 million for  development projects in 25 communities under the World Bank Assisted Project, NG-CARES.

The Chief Executive Officer and Permanent Secretary in charge of the agency, Alhaji Garba Muhammad disclosed this in Gusau at the pre-project implementation training for the benefiting communities.

The participants of the training are members of Community Project Management Committees (CPMC) from the 25 benefiting communities in the state.

Muhammad said that the benefiting communities included Genu, Daki Takwas, Sabongarin Bukkuyyum, Sabongarin Bungudu, Mayanchi, Mallamawa, Garbadu, Anguwar Shinkafi, Yarkofoji, Bunaje, Kiri Fada, Dauran and Shanawa.

He said other communities to benefit from the project also included Sanwurin Sarki, Barakallahu, Zawuyya, Baicen Kako, Anguwar Jibril Bala, Marna Gidan Dutsi and Shiyar Yan alewa among others.

“The projects to be executed  will cover water supply, health, education, drainages and electrification among others.

“Very soon the funds for the projects would be allocated to the project management committees from the benefiting communities who were assigned to carry out the implementation of the projects in their respective communities,” he said.

Muhammad urged the committees to be honest and ensure timely completion of the projects.

He called on stakeholders to support the agency in delivering development projects to communities in the state.

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The Manager Basic Services of the agency, Alhaji Sani Buhari charged the CPMC to apply effective means of conflict management and environmental safeguard while implementing the projects.

Buhari called on the participants to work as a team in order to execute acceptable and quality projects to the communities.

According to him, the agency has zero tolerance to corruption and  cautioned the committees against engaging in acts of corruption.

Various resource persons presented papers on roles and responsibilities of the CPMC, procurement techniques and book keeping.

Other presentations included stores management, report writing and participatory monitoring and evaluation.

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