ANCSDA presents intervention funds to vulnerable groups in Anambra communities
ANAMBRA State Community and Social Development Agency (ANCSDA) recently carried out project launch events in six different focal communities for six vulnerable groups (VGs) towards release of funds for the implementation of their various approved Group Development Plans (GDPs).
The Six vulnerable groups (VGs) and the approved micro projects with their associated costs are Ofuobi VG, Inoma, Anambra West LGA (rehabilitation and equipping of health centre, construction of one borehole at total cost of N9.87m); Chidindu VG, Amorka, Ihiala LGA (construction of 20 lock-up shops, construction of vip toilets and construction of borehole at total cost of N9.74m); Obinwanne VG, Umuonyiba Ufuma, Orumba North LGA (construction and equipping of health centre, construction of borehole with 1000 gallon overhead tank at total cost of N9.72m); Udo na Oganiru VG, Owerre Ezukala, Orumba South LGA (construction of solar-powered borehole, construction of motorized borehole, construction of 20 open market stalls at total cost of N9.89m); Chibuike VG, Owelle, Anambra West LGA (construction of one borehole, construction of 20 open market stalls at total cost of N8.53m); and Obinwanne VG, Ndiokolo, Orumba North LGA (construction of 20 open market stalls, installation of solar electricity at the health centre, construction of solar-powered borehole at a total cost of N9.95m).
According to information from the Communication Officer, ANCSDA, Mr Nnamdi Onuzulike, highpoints of the project launch events were the signing of the Project Financing Agreement between the ANCSDA, represented by the GM, ANCSDA, Mr Chudi Mojekwu and each of the various Group Project Management Committees (GPMC), represented by the respective chairpersons of the vulnerable groups, as well as presentation of the first tranche (50%) of total project cost as agreed with the groups for the implementation of the micro projects (MPs).
In his remarks at the Project launch events, the GM, ANCSDA, Mr Chudi Mojekwu encouraged the GPMCs to be transparent and judicious in the use of the funds for the project implementation. He also pleaded with the town union leaders and other community members to support the groups in ensuring successful project implementation which invariably will also benefit the entire community when completed by the group.
Operations Manager ANCSDA, Mrs Uche Nwaizugbo urged the VGs to ensure that the approved micro projects are implemented according to the quality and standard stipulated in their Bill of Quantities (BOQs), and also ensure speedy completion of the projects before the rainy season commences fully.
Some of the group members who spoke at the respective events expressed their profound gratitude to the agency for the approved micro projects, and also, commended the state governor,Chief Willie Obiano, for ensuring that the CSDP-AF became effective in the state for the benefit of the poor communities and vulnerable groups.
In their separate vote of thanks, the president generals and chairpersons of the various GPMCs were full of thanks to the agency, headed by the Chairman, ANCSDA, Igwe Rowland Odegbo of Nteje and promised to ensure that the projects are completed in record time with the stipulated standard and quality.