IFEDORE GETS 12 COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Filed in General by on December 4, 2009

Ifedore gets 12 community projects
By TUNDE RAHEEM, Akure

Ondo  State Government has flagged off the second phase of its “Quick Win Projects” in Ifedore Local Government Area.
The programmes, which are being handled by the Ministry of Community Development and Co-operative Services, involved the construction of 12 community projects in the area.
The projects, which will gulp about N60 million was inaugurated by the commissioner overseeing the ministry, Mr. Clement Faboyede at various locations in the area.

They include: Basic Health Centre at Olorunda and Ajebandele; Solar powered boreholes   at Bolorunduro, Ipogun and Oreseun and at Aaye communities.
Others are open market stalls at Ilara Mokin and Ero; staff quarters for health workers at Isarun; a three- class room block at Owode-Owena; the High Court building at Igbara-Oke and two units of mono pumps at Elemo community.

Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, Faboyede said the projects were identified as the primary needs of the community. He said each community was to provide land and other infrastructure needed for a take off, while the state government would provide the logistics for the completion of the projects.

He said, “We didn’t pick the projects for the communities involved, it was based on their requests carried out by change agents employed by the ministry to find out what the people needed.”
Faboyede said the projects were expected to be completed under six months through direct labouradding that the phase two of the projects would have 40 percent direct involvement of each community.

He said  that  Governor Olusegun Mimiko had approved 80 such community  projects for construction in three local governments for a start, and the  local governments include Ifedore, Owo and Odigbo  with each having 20, 30, 30 projects respectively.
While calling on the government not to allow the projects suffer abandonment, the beneficiary communities pledged their total support for the administration of Dr Mimiko.

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