By ABUBAKAR RABILU, GOMBE
Gombe State Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya has approved the sum of six hundred and ninety three million naira (N693,000,000.00) to the Gombe State Agency for Community And Social Development (CSDA) for the third batch of intervention under the GO-CARES Program.
A statement signed by the public relations officer of the Agency Comfort Mukollo and made it available to our reporter in Gombe said the General Manager of the CSDA Malam Haruna Ahmed Imam disclosed this at the end of the training for community groups and project management committees and sub committee heads on micro projects implementation across seventy seven additional communities.
The General manager revealed the release of the funds by the State Governor following the successful implementation of projects executed by the CSDA under the GO-CARES Program.
He commended Governor Inuwa Yahaya for supporting the CSDA projects saying that Gombe State is performing greatly among other benefitting states .
He explained that the training is to enlight the benefitting communities on the concepts of project cycles, roles and responsibilities sustainability and maintenance, community procurement, financial management and book keeping.
Imam enjoyed the participants drawn from across the eleven Local Government Areas of the State, and congratulates them for the inclusion of their various communities to benefit from the intervention which cut across health, education, nutrition and water
Adding that the committees to maintain standard and ensure that they monitor the execution of the project to completion and ensure sustainability .
In thier separates remarks the CSDA Manager of Basic Services Mr Labilwa Ismaila, and Finance and Administration Alh Ibrahim Abubakar Gwani and Monitoring and Evaluation, Mallam Sani Adamu spoked to the participants as regards to their expectations of from their various Departments.
Responding, some of the participants including the former Clerk to the Gombe state House of Assembly Shehu Mohammed Atiku who is also the District Head of Gadawo , Alh.Sale Danburam the Secretary general of Jama,atil Nasril Islam and Village head of Daban Fulani and Mrs Josephine Malang from Yamgana Women Group in Shongom Local Government area appreciated the State Governor and the CSDA for the intervention saying that the projects touches directly on the masses especially those at the grassroot.
The particularly appreciated the Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for using the program to reach communities that lacked basic amenities, promising to ensure that the projects will be completed within the specified time and according to specification.Prior to the training,
CSDA had conducted Needs Assesment, Participatory Rural Appraisal, and Field Appraisal in the communities, while Community Project Launch will follow suit .
It would be recalled that the CSDA has just completed similar projects in about 35 communities spread across the State in the first and second phases of the GO-CARES Program.