05 September 2020 by Sunny Adebija
Kogi State, Community and Social Development Agency, KSCSDA, has charged communities where the agency’s projects are situated to ensure maximum maintenance of such projects.
General Manager of the agency, Mallam Dauda Momoh gave the charge in a message to a facility maintenance and sustainability training for community project management committees from kogi East Senatorial district held in Olamaboro Local Government Area of the State.
Represented by the agency’s Project Officer Information, Education, Communication and Training, Dickson Itodo, Mallam Momoh said communities should take ownership of the projects in their areas by maintaining them to get maximum benefit from the projects.
He said that the training is aimed at building the capacity of the community project management committees across the twenty one local government areas of the State on basic maintenance skills and knowledge of the facilities.
Mallam Momoh stressed the need for the communities to develop maintenance culture as it saves cost and increases the life span of projects.
Speaking on the overview of facility maintenance, an engineer with the agency, Ameh Onoja said facility maintenance increases the utility sustainability of a project.
He said when facilities lack maintenance investments on them becomes a waste.
The Project Officer, Gender and Vulnerable group of the agency, Mopinre Akinola also emphasised the need for women to be carried along in the management and maintenance of community projects.
The training educated the participants on health, water, road,building and electricity projects.