Governor Agbu Kefas has again reiterated his administration’s commitment to extend much-needed support to the Taraba State Community and Social Development Agency (TSCSDA).
He stated this on Tuesday in Jalingo, the state capital, while presenting cheques to five rural communities in the state.
The sum of N75 million was presented to five rural communities for the execution of various projects that will positively impact their people.
Making the presentation through his deputy, Aminu Alkali, the governor expressed optimism that the funds will go a long way in addressing the numerous challenges confronting the beneficiary communities.
He said: “ I am glad today, that within just a few weeks of my assumption of office, I am flagging off the execution of 12 micro projects with 12 hand-pump boreholes, one health post, and three blocks of three classrooms through the Taraba State Community and Social Development Agency, TSCSDA.”
The governor further disclosed: “I am also presenting cheques to five communities for the execution of the micro-projects amounting to N75 million.”
The micro-projects cut across five local government councils, namely Wukari, Lau, Ardo-kola, Bali and Jalingo.
He implored benefiting communities to make judicious use of the funds released to execute each of the approved projects.
Earlier, the General Manager of the agency, Sakunga Galumje, tasked the state government with ensuring the allocation of more funds to the agency for more intervention projects at the grassroots.
According to him, “there are a few challenges facing the agency that, if tackled, will provide avenues for more interventions and exceeding performances.”
The challenges, as enumerated by him, include a lack of funds for staff welfare and office accommodation, as well as government counterpart funds to augment donor agency support.
He further stated that the agency was launching the state’s COVID-19 action recovery and economic stimulus programme to provide succour for residents of Taraba State affected by the pandemic.
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