The Ebonyi State Community and Social Development Agency (EB-CSDA) last week disbursed N34m to 21 benefitting communities and vulnerable groups across the state.
During the exercise, the General Manager, Dr. Peter Mbam charged the Community Project Management Committee (CPMC) members to double their efforts towards the speedy completion of their micro projects. He charged them to disregard Christmas festivities and ensure continuous work at their site.
He added that to place Ebonyi State in a good position to qualify for the next phase of the World Bank intervention programme, the deadline for the completion of the projects would be March 2020.
Dr Mbam while charging the CPMC members to ensure qualitative standard in their jobs, announced that he would be leaving the office next year and would value leaving a positive legacy as exportable material.
Consequently, he announced that any community or groups whose projects fall short of standard would be sanctioned.
He said, “We will sanction any community or groups whose projects fall short of standard. We will just close your file with us since you are not following the procedure.”
“Where the Agency observes a plan for fraud that would not give the intended value to the entire community or member of the group, the Agency can intervene.”
He added that all service providers would henceforth sign agreement with communities or groups in consultation with operations unit of the Agency and the General Manager before commencement of work.
“Further violation of this will lead to stoppage of funding, while service providers doing borehole drilling were directed to conduct a geophysical survey and produce report which should be submitted to the community to the Agency along with their CDP.”
The Agency later conducted the last workshop for the year for the stakeholders in Abakaliki