Over Fifty Thousand Rural Poor in Kogi State are expected to benefit from the Basic Service Infrastructure through grant to be disbursed by the Kogi State Government World Bank Assisted Kogi State Community and Social Development Agency as part of the Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus Programme for the provision different Basic Service rural infrastructure.

 

The Agency which is one of the Delivery Platforms in Kogi State is implementing result area 1.4 (Basic Services Intervention in four Key sectors of Water provision, Health Care, Education and Nutrition.
The General Manager, Kogi State Community and Social Development Agency, Chief Dauda O. Momoh made this revelation today at the Opening Ceremony of a Training for various Community Project Management Committees (CPMCs), Community Development Association members and Members of various project implementation Sub-committees drawn from communities. The training has also been described as a Pre-Project Implementation Training for various Communities to equipped the people with requisites skills Project Management Committees (CPMCs), Community Development Association members and Members of various project implementation Sub-committees drawn from communities.
The CPMC members are to be responsible for the implementation of the project which the various communities have prioritized during the communitys Participatory Rural Appraisal visit to these communities by the Agency.
The communities that were trained in the Anyigba Centre are amongst the 26 communities whose project are scheduled to be flagged off immediately after this training ie Gboloko (Bassa), Takete (Bassa) Angwa-Agebe (Ankpa) and Abache (Ankpa)

The various rural projects were planned to reduce the poverty level of these communities and also cushion the economic impact necessitated by the dislocation caused by the locked down or other restrictions as a result of the Nigeria COVID-19 pandemic.

Chief Dauda O. Momoh also praised the Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello for his support to the NG-CARES Programme, he described the Governor as one of supportive Governors in Nigeria to this project targeted at moving hundreds of million out of poverty in the two-year programme cycle.

The presentations made at the Training include Overview of NG-CARES (including the Programme Development Objective (PDO)/Community Driven Development (CDD) Concept); Key issues in CDP/GrDP Formulation, Gender & Vulnerable Issues Mainstreaming; Financial Management, Bookkeeping; Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation; Community Contracting & Procurement; Operations, Maintenance and Project Sustainability; Environmental Management & Social Safeguard; Grievance Redress Mechanism; Grievance Redress Mechanism; Report Writing and Documentation amongst others.


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