KOCSDA to intervene in flood affected communities, Disburses N54m cheques to CPMCs 

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The Kogi State Community and Social Development Agency (KOCSDA), on Friday said it has so far disbursed the sum of N108million to twenty two communities, out of the  thirty six communities it is expected to cover in 2018.

 

The General Manager of the agency maintained that the amount is for the completion of various community development projects ongoing across the state.

 

The General Manager of the agency, Mallam Momoh Dauda disclosed this while presenting N54million,,cheques for second and third trenches to twenty two communities to complete their ongoing micro projects.

The General Manager explained that the communities given cheques were selected based on their performances, urged the benefiting communities to sustain the good works it has started, appealed to others lagging behind to brace up to the challenges.

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Mallam Momoh disclosed that the agency would still intervene in other thirty six communities in 2018 through a roll back programme across the state, saying that the feat to impact communities would not have been possible without the support of the Kogi state government.

 

Mallam Momoh called on the beneficiaries to reciprocate the gesture by completing their projects on schedule, disclosing that it would enable the communities to be further supported in their second phase of community development projects.

 

As part of the agency’s intervention, the General Manager disclosed that flooded communities affected in nine local government areas of the state by last years flood would enjoy a restoration programme for all that they have lost within its envelope, in terms of rebuilding their hospitals, schools, water projects as contained in the agency’s purview.

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Mallam Momoh listed Ijumu, Kogi, Okehi, Ibaji, Olamaboro and Okene local government areas as beneficiaries of the special intervention, saying that the funds being disbursed by the agency is under the additional financing programme of the world bank expected to round up in 2020.

 

He disclosed that the agency is to commence the restoration programme in the first week of January which is expected to end in 2019 and is to cover twenty communities,

He added that the micro projects in  the affected local government areas and communities, would be executed using a modified simplified template to intervene in the affected nine local government areas.

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Highlights of the meeting was feedback from representatives of Ajidimoku, Oworo, Okaba, Girinya and Obangede, among others who commended the Kogi State Community and Social Development Agency, and the State Government for impacting on communities in the state.

 

Highlights of the meeting was the presentation of cheques to benefiting communities by the General Manager, Mallam Momoh Dauda.




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