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The Cross River State Community and Social Development Agency, (CSDP) has trained 36 Community Project Management Committees (CPMCs) under its capacity building programme with a warning not to cut corners.
Speaking at the opening Ceremony of the 3-day workshop, the General Manager of the agency, Pastor Victor Ovat said more than 72 Micro Projects are being undertaken in the first phase of 2013 to put the State far ahead of all other participating States.
Ovat said this feat has been made possible due to the state government interest and passion for rural development, stressing that different approaches are being put in place to ensure that the agency realizes its mandate.
He maintained that the support from the state Government, World Bank and other stakeholders was tremendous while urging the participants to take advantage of the workshop to improve their communities through the provision of facilities and infrastructures.
The General Manager advised participating communities whose Community Development Plans, (CDPs) were recently approved to continue to take the lead noting that the Agency’s role is only to provide technical support to see that projects are implemented successfully.
Pastor Ovat warned Communities not to cut corners in order to mis-appropriate funds meant for projects insisting that all resources must be properly applied for the projects they are meant for.
He expressed optimism that the agency will complete all projects in the face of the several challenges that may be associated with them.
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