Gombe state governor Approves 693 million Naira Intervention fund

By Rebecca Mu’azu, Gombe

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Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has approved the release of Six Hundred and Ninety-Three Million Naira to the Gombe State Agency for Community and Social Development for the third batch of intervention under the GO-CARES Programme.

The General Manager of the Community and Social Development Agency (CSDA), Mr. Haruna Ahmed Imam revealed this at the end of training for community groups and heads of project management committees and sub-committees on micro-project implementation across seventy-seven additional communities.

Mr. Imam said the release of the funds by Governor Yahaya followed the successful implementation of projects executed by the agency under the GO-CARES Programme.

While commending the Governor for supporting the agency, Mr. Imam said Gombe State was performing greatly among the participating states.

Consequently, he said the training was aimed at enlightening and benefitting communities on the concepts of project cycles, roles and responsibilities, sustainability and maintenance, community procurement, financial management and bookkeeping.

Congratulating the participants who were drawn from across the eleven local government areas of the state, the General Manager said their inclusion of their various communities to benefit from the intervention, cut across health, education, nutrition and water.

He urged the committees to maintain standards and ensure that they monitor the execution of the project to completion and ensure sustainability.

Some of the participants who spoke appreciated the Gombe State Governor and the agency for the intervention, saying the project touches the lives of the masses directly, especially those at the grassroots.

They particularly appreciated Governor Yahaya for using the programme to reach communities that lacked basic amenities, promising to ensure that the projects would be completed within the specified time and according to specifications.

Prior to the training, CSDA had conducted Needs Assessment, Participatory Rural Appraisal, and Field Appraisal in the communities.

It is also expected that the Community Project Launch will follow in due time.

Recall that the Agency just completed similar projects in about 35 communities across the State in the first and second phases of the GO-CARES Programme.