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Community targets projects for erosion control


Nyangasang community in Calabar municipality local council of Cross River state has concluded plans to embark on gully erosion control and building of ultra-modern market to ease the suffering of the people.

The community also planned to renovate the town hall, which they said would serve as a viewing centre for youths following the tragic death of some persons electrocuted in 2017 at a viewing centre.

The project is to be funded by United Nation Democracy Fund (UNDEF) and Afrihealth Optoneth Association. Project Director, Green Vision for Community Development Initiative, Elder Okon Enemi said the project is aimed at promoting the concept of Sustainable Citizen Participation (SCP) in local governance, promote decision-making and overall development of benefitting communities.

Enemi stressed that the implementing committee organized a courtesy visit to the Head of Local Government of Calabar Municipality (HOLGA) who supported the initiative and objectives of the project. Counting its achievements through the help of the funders, he disclosed that’ “ Afrihealth Optoneth Association played paramount roles to mobilized resources, trained State/Senatorial Coordinators and sub-implementing partners (IPs) in the selected local councils of Niger Delta Region.

The project , he said was to raise awareness and sensitize citizens to understand the concept and take active part in local governance while United Nation Democracy Fund (UNDEF) funded the project to ensure institutionalization of sustainable Citizen Participation (SCP) concept in 81 Local Government Areas in the nine Niger Delta States which cross river is a beneficiary.”

The Community Consultative Committee headed by Ndabo Eno-Obong was formed and inaugurated to mobilize resources for the projects.Speaking on behalf of the committee, Eno-Obong said that the committee is ready to make contributions and support the identified needs or projects and called on development partners to come to their aid.

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