09 September 2020 by SUNNY ADEBIJA
Over two hundred micro projects have been executed by the Kogi State Community and Social Development Agency, KSCSDA, through the State’s Community Driven Development,CDD, model.
General Manager of the Agency, Dauda Momoh disclosed this during a media chat with newsmen in Lokoja the Kogi State capital.
He said the micro projects executed as intervention projects were not only to complement government’s development efforts in many communities but to also bring government closer to the people.
The GM explained that the agency had surpased its benchmark in the execution of community driven projects which cuts across, health, water and sanitation, roads, electricity, education and social projects.
He also explained that there was need for government at all levels to adopt the CDD model of projects planning and execution as it reduces cost, ensures community involvement and ownership as well as capacity building and poverty reduction .
Mallam Momoh disclosed that at the end of the project this month the World Bank wouldl be introducing the COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus, code named, Nigeria-CARES to mitigate the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
He said that the agency which would be the lead implementing agency would focus on, health, education, water and nutrition.
While commending the State Government under Governor Yahaya Bello, for his support to the agency to undertake the projects, Mallam Momoh said there was need for Local Government authorities to assist communities pay up the ten percent community contribution fee for projects as the burden was enormous on some communities.