The General Manager Abia Community and social Development Agency CSDA Dr. Chinatu Njoku says human capacity building is paramount in achieving effective and efficient service delivery.
Dr. Njoku who stated this in a one day sensitization training organized by the Agency for Community Development Officers and Desk Officers in Umuahia in preparation for .the successful kick off of the WG-CARES Programme in the State, said the aim of the training was to review Community and Social Development Project CSDP, operations as well introduce them to WG-CARES.
The General Manager revealed that the Governor Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has continuously and consistently attracted and supported programmes that improve the living standard of Abians and disclosed that there will be a paradigm shift from the usual investment project financing to programme for result where World Bank will certify projects following laid down procedures before refund.
Dr. Njoku who lauded the Community development officers and the desk officers who has been their front liners in executing CSDA projects in the State, called for more carefulness especially in the area of documentation, monitoring and appraisal and used the forum to appreciate the board Chairman and its members for their support.
In his remarks, the Board Chairman Abia CSDA Sir Moris Ichita who described the Community development officers and the desk officers as dependable partners said they are the fulcrum of activities for the agency hence the need for them to make hard work, dedication and commitment their watchword.
Contributing, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Cooperative Poverty Reduction and Rural Development Mr. Ethelbert Eze represented by the Director Community Development Mrs. Ogechi Oguama said Community Development Officers have always being resolute in pursuing the Ministry’s mandate of taking dividends of democracy to rural populace and promised that they will justify the trust repose in them.