The Steering Committee for the Presidential Plan for Reconstruction and Development (PPRD) has expressed satisfaction at the execution levels of ongoing PPRD projects to rebuild the North West Region.
"With what we have seen on the various project sites visited, I can confidently say, the PPRD projects in the North West Region have been satisfactorily executed. Where we had to advise we did, where we had to correct we did. The PPRD plan is working in the North West and we are steadily building back better".
This are the words of the PPRD Steering Committee President, Director of Cabinet at the Prime Minister's Office, Balungeli Confinace Ebune as he spoke to the press yesterday, Wednesday March 29, 2023 in Santa Sub Division, Mezam Division , North West Region at the end of their two-day working visit to the North West Region.
The last day itinerary of the 2-day working visit took the Prime Minister's Special Envoy and his delegation to Sacred Heart Nursery and Primary School in Mankon, St Joseph Special School in Big Mankon, the Islamic Primary School in Old Town, CBC Primary School at Finance Junction, a water catchment extension in Bamendankwe Village and finally to the Santa Women's Multipurpose Hall.
The Sacred Heart Nursery and Primary School project engulfed PNDP, the PPRD Project implementation partner, fcfa 55million, the Islamic School fcfa 27 million while the CBC Primary School costs them some fcfa 102 million. Peculiar about CBC Primary school just like the other schools is the fact that the structures have been constructed and equipped taking into consideration disability inclusiveness.
The high moment of the day two tour was at the water catchment extension in Bamendakwe where the PPRD Steering Committee President accompanied by the North West Governor, Adolphe Lele LAfrique, inaugurated and drank from the newly constructed public tap.
The last phase of the project evaluation tour was in Santa Subdivision, Mezam Division wherein the Prime Minister's Envoy commended the Santa population for their resilience against the separatists. He also called on the few misguided youth, who are still in the bushes to drop their arms and embrace the Head of States Olive branch ofvpeace by joining the DDR centre.
Balungeli Confiance Ebune, further called on the Santa population just like every other beneficiaries of the PPRD Plan to make good use of the projects received as well as guard them judiciously. "More projects are underway, provided you people create an enabling and peaceful environment for the projects to be executed", he added.
The Prime Minister's Envoy crowned his working visit by thanking Governor Lele Lafrique, the defence and security forces, administrative and religious authorities, traditional rulers etc. for their commitment and relentless efforts towards ensuring peace in the Region.