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Anambra CSDA holds COVID-19 sensitisation, project

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ANAMBRA State Community and Social Development Agency (ANCSDA) has successfully organised a three-day COVID-19 Sensitization and Project Implementation Review Meeting for all the CSDP-AF beneficiaries in the state.

  According to information from the Communication Officer, ANCSDA, Mr Nnamdi Onuzulike, the technical meeting, which was held recently at the IDK Learning Centre, Awka, had in attendance, the chairpersons and secretaries of the various Community Project Management Committees (CPMCs), Group Project Management Committees (GPMCs), facilitators of the GPMCs and some president generals of all the 53 benefitting communities and vulnerable groups under ANCSDP-AF.

  In his opening address and presentation at the meeting, the General Manager, ANCSDA, Mr Chudi Mojekwu welcomed all the participants while informing them that the main objective of the meeting is to enlighten the project beneficiaries on what COVID-19 is, it’s devastating effects on lives and livelihoods, and how they can help protect themselves and by extension, their community members from the scourge.

  According to Mr. Mojekwu, the meeting also afforded the opportunity to technically review the project implementation activities of all the communities and groups under ANCSDP-AF to ensure successful completion of all on-going projects and avoid any form of abandoned projects in any benefitting community as the CSDP gradually comes to an end.   

  The Operation Manager, ANCSDA, Mrs Uche Nwaizugbo, and the GM secretary, Mrs Chinwe Okoye (also a trained senior nurse), both took the participants on the COVID-19 sensitisation which included background information on coronavirus, its COVID-19 pandemic nature, its mode of transmission, its signs and symptoms, preventive measures as well as practical demonstration on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 especially as it concerns community transmission in line with the guidelines set by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on tackling the spread of the pandemic.

  On the review of project implementation by the benefitting communities and groups, the GM and the OM of the Agency on separate occasions during the meeting enquired from each of the participating communities and groups on their implementation update as it relates to micro project completion and functionality, environment and social safeguard (ESS) issues, land documentation, update on implementation of maintenance and sustainability plan, Communication (sign post, disclosure boards, branding), fiduciary and documentation issues. 

  In their separate votes of thanks, Ozo Albert Ibe and Mrs Eucharia Azifuaku, the respective chairpersons of Ugbene and Nsugbe Community Project Management Committees thanked the state government and the agency for coming to their rescue with financial and technical support for their project implementation in their poor communities. They also expressed their joy at the knowledge acquired from the COVID-19 sensitisation, which now as change agents, they will go back and re-sensitise their community members on the pandemic.

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