CSDP boss promises to reposition Agency

CSDP boss promises to reposition Agency

By Chukwuemeka Daniel

Chairman of the Board of the Enugu State Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) Comrade Ibuchukwu Ohabuenyi Ezike, has vowed to reposition the Agency with a view to attracting more infrastructural development in the state to alleviate the suffering of the rural dwellers.
Ezike who made this known yesterday at his inaugural meeting with management of staff of CSDP at the Agency’s secretariat  in Enugu, proposed the diversification of the Agency’s activities as well as looking into the agricultural, science and industrial sectors so as to create more job opportunities for the people especially youths and women in the state.
The CSDP chairman who was flanked at the meeting by other members of the Board, noted, “We have been given the opportunity to begin the building of a new Enugu CSDP with a view to achieving our mandate and putting smiles on the faces of our people and happiness in their hearts”
While congratulating Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for finding them worthy to serve the state, Comrade Ezike who is also the Executive Director of Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) promised that no rights of members of staff or anyone  connected to CSDP in the state would be abused or infringed upon.
He, however, warned, “In CSDP, we shall not tolerate any acts of indolence or indisposition to work attitude. Every staff must work to implement his or her work mandate and justify his or her pay. All of us must respect the law establishing the Agency from where we draw our powers, authorities and functions. We must also respect other guidelines that regulate our conducts and operations as members of CSDP family”
In his speech, the General Manager of CSDP in the state, Dr Maximus Asogwa, gave a synopsis of the activities of the CSDP since 2013, stressing that the Agency despite its challenges had made steady progress in areas of infrastructure and social development in the state.
Dr Asogwa maintained, “CSDP in the state has continued to train and retrain community leaders on the mission/vision of the CSDP so as to equip them on the roles expected from them during the execution of projects at their various communities in the state.
“Each benefiting community is entitled to a maximum of ten million naira (N10 m) World Bank assistance, while the community itself will pay 10 per cent counterpart contribution, which could
either be in cash or kind, or both. The idea is to enable the community plan and implement their prioritized projects, while the CSDP staff only serve as facilitators, to give technical advice and
monitor the implementation of the projects. It is a

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