Reconstruction of NW/SW: Substantial Progress Recorded

Schools, health centres and bridges have been constructed with important documents rehabilitated for the wellbeing of the population.

I n order to facilitate the return to normalcy in the North West and South West Regions of the country, it was proposed at the Major National Dialogue that a vast programme for the recovery, reconstruction and development of the two regions be formulated. To match words with action, the Presidential Plan for the Reconstruction and Development of the North West and South West Regions (PPRD-NW/SW) was institution with the National Coordinator and other frontline actors appointed. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)n was equally designated as partner and have since then being working in collaboration with government for the realisation of projects. Placed under the supervision of the Prime Minister, the Plan focuses on three priority areas which include; restoring social cohesion, reconstruction and rehabilitating of basic infrastructure, and revitalizing the local economy. Most recent statistics presented by the National Coordinator, Minister Paul Tasong in July 2022, reveal sustainable progress. As concerns promoting social cohesion, over 800 documents have been reconstituted, 60 peace influencers trained, 12 socio-cultural events organised and five multipurpose centres constructed and equipped, amongst other achievements. On the rehabilitation of essential infrastructure, 19 water points have been constructed, 30 schools and 20 health centres rehabilitated with several community centres constructed. With regards to revitalising the local economy, 2,400 farmers and fishermen have been provided agricultural material, 47 cooperatives assisted, five community credit unions rehabilitated, 120 entrepreneurs provided with start-up kit...

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