Rivers, World Bank to commission 22 projects

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The Rivers State Government in conjunction with the World Bank and the European Union (EU) is set to commission 22 micro projects spread across the three senatorial zones.

The projects which range from town-hall, pipe-borne water, markets, road, information communication and Technology (ICT) centre and others were executed under the State Employment and Expenditure for Result (SEEFOR) programme.

Sir ThankGod Amaewhule, Director, Community Driven Development Social (CDDS) SEEFOR Project, disclosed this during a courtesy call on the General Manager of the Rivers State Newspaper Corporation (RSNC) in his office.

Sir Amaewhule said that the projects were part of the intervention by the World Bank and the European Union to improve the quality of lives of rural populace in the state.

He said that the courtesy call was to solicit the support of the corporation towards giving the required publicity to the activities of SEEFOR with a view to letting the people know the impact of the project in the socio-economic development of the state.

According to him, the programme not only gives communities the opportunities to nominate projects, but also enhance their participation in all stages of execution.

Responding, Mr Vincent Ake, General Manager, Rivers State Newspaper Corporation, said that the planned commissioning of the 22 projects across the state was an indication that the programme was touching lives in the state.

Ake assured his guest that the corporation would give adequate coverage of the activities of SEEFOR in the state and expressed appreciation for the visit.

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