The Kwara State Government has presented over N5 million to three vulnerable groups as part of funds for their Group Development Plan (GDP).
The groups are Eguwafin Group from Edu local government, Disability and Vulnerable Group and Olorunda Widow’s Group, both from Asa local government of the state.
Presenting the cheques to the benefiting groups on behalf of the state Government, the Board Chairman of Kwara State Community and Social Development Agency (KWCSDA), Alhaji Ayinla Salihu Alamoyo disclosed that the amount represents 40 per cent of the total amount to be disbursed to the groups.
According to Alamoyo, “123 rural communities within the three senatorial districts across the state have benefited from this project in the sectors of water, education, health, electricity, erosion control, environment and natural resources, transport and socio-economic intervention activities till date.
“You will agree with me that it is a landmark achievement on the part of this administration that a total of 199 micro projects have been implemented, completed and in use in our rural communities across the 16 local government areas of Kwara State, all to the credit of this great administration.
He then appreciated support of the World Bank, federal project support unit, NGOs and various stakeholders for making it a reality.
In his remarks, the Acting General Manager of KWCSDA, Alhaji Yahaya Ahmed congratulated the benefiting groups for the implementation of their choice projects.
Yahaya stressed that the development is dividends of democracy in line with the development agenda of the state government for the vulnerable groups.
He added that, “you must use the funds judiciously as transparency and accountability is key in the implementation of your projects and any money misused or misappropriated will be refunded.”