2019 budget: Taraba to spend N30m on family planning

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The Taraba State Government has earmarked N30 million for Family Planning services in its 2019 budget, Dr Ahmed Kara, the Director, Hospital Services in the state Ministry of Health, has said.

Kara disclosed this on Tuesday in Jalingo at the opening of a two-day “Budget Tracking, Monitor and Process Training and Advocacy Core Group Work Plan Development Meeting’’.

Kara is also the Chairman of the Advocacy Core Group of FP in the state.

According to him, this is part of measures to ensure that couples have children by choice and not by chance.

“This dedicated budget line which family planning advocates in the state have been yearning for is coming for the first time several years after the state was created out of the defunct state of Gongola in 1991.

“The state will improve on this feat in its subsequent budgets in order to have a healthier and more development focused population,’’ the director said.

Kara explained that though the amount was inadequate in carrying out FP activities in the state, it was a good start as it would encourage development partners to do more in the sector.

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  1. What a nice way to improve the state way of living and conviniency for both old and young ones…. Even if the amount budgeted for now is inadequate and not yet enough, this is so good start for them and they can do better as time goes on concerning the funds to be used for this fantastic project of the family planning…kudos to Taraba state
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