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Monarch commends CSDA on cholera intervention



ANAMBRA State Community and Social Development Agency (ANCSDA) has been commended for it’s  intervention in reducing the outbreak of cholera in Ukwalla, Anambra West LGA, Anambra State through the release of funds for the construction of borehole in the community.

Paramount ruler of Ukwalla, Igwe Joseph Ajodo gave the  commendation recently at the project launch for Ukwalla and Inoma communities, under the Community and Social Development Project-Additional Financing (CSDP-AF) which took place at the Anambra West Local Government Headquarters,  Umueze-Anam.

The royal father revealed that Ukwalla  and its environs have been lacking portable water supply owing to the bad terrain of their environment and surrounding water  that pollute the underground water. He thanked the state governor, Chief  Willie  Obiano for  assisting the community in addressing the issue.

Communication Officer of  ANCSDA, Mr Nnamdi Onuzulike disclosed that Ukwalla community has an approved Community Development Plan (CDP) containing two micro projects (MPs), construction of borehole, and construction/Installation of 12 Solar Street Lights while Inoma Community has an approved CDP containing two MPs namely renovation of 3 Blocks (14 Units each) open market stalls, and construction of borehole.

General Manager, ANCSDA, Mr Chudi Mojekwu commended the traditional rulers, town union leaders, members of the Community Project Management Committee (CPMC) and the entire members of both communities present for the various roles they played during the socio-economic profiling of the community, participatory rural appraisal (PRA) to identify and prioritize the needs of the community, and  the election of the CPMC members that were to oversee the implementation of the Mps.

Mojekwu disclosed that the efforts gave rise to  the approval of the sets of micro projects and the subsequent release of the 1st tranche of funds (50% of project cost) by ANCSDA at the project launch. The general manager  explained that owing to the bad terrain of the two communities occasioned by the rainy season, the state agency is releasing 50% of the project funds in the 1st tranche as against the usual 30% to reduce movement risks by the community through the bad roads and or flooded river during the project implementation and to hasten the project completion.

On her part, the operations manager, ANCSDA, Mrs Uche Nwaizugbo charged the CPMC members to ensure that their community contribution is included in the project implementation and also judicious use of the project funds as approved.

Chairman of ANCSDA Board and traditional ruler of Nteje,  Igwe Rowland Odegbo, advised the CPMC members to work in harmony with their town leaders and community members in ensuring that their project implementation become successful as expected. High point of the occasion was the handing over of the cheques (50% of project costs) to  each of the respective CPMC Chairmen of Ukwalla and Inoma communities as contained in their approved CDP by Igwe Odegbo and signing of the Financing Agreement between the state agency and the community.


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