The Caretaker Chairman of Tarka Local government Council, Hon. Phoebe Akoom has said Commercial banks in the country have a critical role to play in complementing government efforts to stabilize the dwindling economic fortunes currently facing the nation.
Mrs. Akoom stated this in an address while distributing food items like cows,rice and cash to various communities in the Ten Council Wards of Tarka Local government Council.
She explained that in order to achieve this mutual objective, the government and the Commercial banks must keep aside all administrative bottlenecks and stringent conditions for proper funding of small scale Entrepreneurship activities to thrive at the grass roots.
She stated that Tarka local government under her tenure had created a conducive and peaceful atmosphere with smooth relationship with some commercial banks in the country to establish branches at Wannune, so that the local community can have easy access to micro finance loans and other facilities.
She expressed gratitude to the Youth, elders and APC party faithful for their continued love and support to her administration .
The Chairman appealed to the people for patience, understanding and support for governor Ortom’s administration as the APC Government in the State inherited a battered system.
She enumerated some of her achievements within her short time in office to include, renovation and equipping the vandalized ICT centre of the Council with a new perimeter fence to safeguard the centre to provide free and qualitative computer education to indigenes of the area,opened up several streets and provision of transformers to various locations in the local government for improved electricity
In their separate remarks, the APC Chairman of Tarka local government area, Hon. Alu Jimin and the party Secretary John Atsua thanked the Chairman for her effective leadership in the Council and pledged their continued loyalty and support.
NND reported that the benefiting council wards include; Mbaikyaa, Mbanyagber, Mbakwakem, Mbaayo,Shitile, Ikyoyia, Mbaigba, Tongov, Mbaajirekaa and Mbachaverkyondo.