By Madonna Nwani
Governor David of Ebonyi State has emerged the best performing Governor in counterpart funding of World Bank assisted Community Social Development program in Nigeria.
The acting General Manager of the Ebonyi State Community and Social Development Agency, Mr. Bernard Otubo who made this public last week, said Governor Umahi has since received the award certificate from the World Bank.
He was speaking during a one-day workshop organized by the Agency for community project management committees and group management committees of various community development projects in the state.
Mr. Otubo, therefore, charged the communities with on-going projects to double their efforts to ensure a speedy completion of the projects before the year winds down, adding that the funding by the World Bank would cease next year, the Ag GM announced that the Agency would not tolerate any uncompleted project from any community and that such communities would be made to refund any amount earlier released and plowed into the project.
In his contribution, the PDP Youth leader and CSDA board member, Sam Igwe commended the benefiting communities and charged them to justify Governor Umahi’s zeal for community development by prudently managing the funds for the project.
According to him, Governor Umahi believes so much in human capital development, hence his recent appointment of a commissioner for capital development and monitoring.
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Also speaking, the Chairman, CSDA Board of Directors, Barr. Onyekachi Nwebonyi said his board would commence comprehensive monitoring of the Agency’s assisted micro project to ensure effective completion of all approved projects before the program elapses next year.
He commended most of the benefiting communities but frowned at some whom he said did a tardy job of the exercise.
The state Commissioner for Human Capital Development and Monitoring, Dr. Stephen Odo who represented Governor Umahi, described the CPMC membership as a rare privilege for community service.