13 February 2021 Bilikisu Kambai
Plateau State Government has sourced Twenty nine billion naira from the capital market to fund ongoing projects aimed at improving the living standard of the citizens.
The Commissioner for Information and Communications, Dan Manjang stated this when he led Journalists round local Government Areas in the central Senatorial District of the state to inspect ongoing projects.
The commissioner noted that the project was
conceptualized by the present administration to reduce hardship, encourage school enrollment and provide access to health Care delivery.
Manjang said, fiftynine billion naira was initially earmarked for the Projects but with the COVID-19 pandemic, the scope was reviewed to Twenty nine billion naira and the funds sourced available for completion of the projects.
The projects tagged,(Lalong Legacy projects) comprising of Hospitals, Model Secondary Schools, across the seventeen local government areas were conceptualized to improve on the standard of living of Plateau people in rural communities.
There are Twenty two projects in all, with some local Governments having two projects due to necessity to be completed by February twenty twenty two.
Some of the projects inspected include Model Secondary school Dangi, model primary school Kanke, a General Hospital at Kanke, Government secondary school pankshin, a new general hospital in Mangu and barkin Ladi with Two hundred bed capacity, staff quarters amongs others.
Other projects include about nine potatoe value chain projects cut across the state to improve potatoe yield, farming and make it a cash crop.