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TR-CARES sensitizes stakeholders on post-COVID-19 recovery

TR-CARES sensitizes stakeholders on post-COVID-19 recovery

The Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) in Taraba State has in collaboration with the State’s COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (TR-CARES) organized a one-day sensitization workshop for stakeholders on the Nigerian- COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (N-CARES) in the state.

The state focal person for the N-CARES Dr. Jesse Ashumate who declared the workshop opened said that the program is an intervention from the Federal Government with funding from the World Bank to ameliorate the plight of the people which has been worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ashumate who doubles as the State’s Commissioner for Finance disclosed that, “the NG-CARES programme is an emergency operation designed to support budgeted programme of expenditures and interventions at the state level targeting existing and newly emerging vulnerable and poor households, agricultural value chains, as well as micro and small enterprises affected by the economic crisis”.

He said, the programme was to support the government in responding to the COVID-19 crisis by restoring the livelihoods and food security of poor and vulnerable households and promoting recovery of SMEs in Taraba state and the country at large.

The Commissioner said: “The programme covers three result areas of increased social transfers, basic services and livelihood support to poor and vulnerable households; increasing food security and safe functioning of food supply chains for poor households; as well as facilitating recovery and enhancing capabilities of MSEs”.

According to the General Manager (GM) of the CSDP in the state, Mr. Irimiya Danjuma, the project came to succeed CSDP. He noted that it was timely and was to cushion the impact of COVID-19 and general economic downtown in the country.

“We are aware of the devastation of COVID-19 that has ruined many businesses, ruined people’s means of livelihood and left so many people in very difficult circumstances. This program is aimed at ameliorating the plight of the people, especially those in the rural areas to boost their economic viability and by implication, reposition them for self-sustainability and reliance.

The state government quickly keyed into the project to help address the situation in the state. It is therefore important that we all pay meticulous attention to the presentations so that we can confidently tell others about it when need arises.

This is a community driven project that would be owned by the communities on completion, same as we had it with CSDP projects,” the GM said.

He further stated that: “Some of the projects that shall be supported by NG-CARES for it to have a wide significant impact on the poor communities include health facilities, potable water supply facilities, construction and rehabilitation of primary and secondary Schools, Ventilated Improved Pit toilets, water transportation, nutrition projects, among others”.

TR-CARES sensitizes stakeholders on post-COVID-19 recovery

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