…as Enugu Govt Pays Counterpart Fund
Four communities in Enugu State would benefit from World Bank-funded projects in health, electricity, housing and water, Enugu Voice has learnt.
The general manager of the Enugu State Agency for Community and Social Development Project (CSDP), Dr. Maximus Asogwa, disclosed this at the formal presentation of the first tranche of the fund for the project to each of the communities.
Noting that the World Bank assisted projects were in line with the policy thrust of the state government, he pointed out that communities were given the opportunity to choose the projects of their choice and execute same with the funds given them.
“These projects namely water borehole, extension of electricity, school are for the communities and maintained by the communities. The funds are disbursed in three tranches which are 30 percent, 50 percent and 20 percent. This is to make sure the funds are not diverted. Today we presented the first tranche to the communities,” Asogwa said.
He urged leaders of the benefiting communities to utilize the funds judiciously. The general manager commended the Enugu State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for paying the counterpart fund and creating an enabling environment for rural development in the state.
The benefiting communities include Umualor, Amede, both in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area and Olido, Umuadonuowo in Igboeze North Local Government Area respectively.
Leaders of the communities commended the Enugu State government and the World Bank for the kind gesture, and also pledged to work for the governor’s re-election in 2019.
Over N40m was earmarked for the projects sponsored by World Bank in partnership with the Enugu State government.