Agency completes 368 micro-projects in Osun
The Osun State Agency for Community and Social Development (CSDP) has competed 368 micro-projects across the state.
Its General Manager, Mrs Funmi Aderonke Abokede, broke the news during a training organised for CSDP desk officers from Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as well as all the local government areas in the state in Osogbo, the state capital.
She said the state had adopted Community Driven Development (CDD) approach to donor-assisted projects in the state.
The agency chief described CDD as bottom-up approach that enables beneficiaries of such projects to partake in the process – from conception to completion.
Mrs Abokede hailed Governor Rauf Aregbesola for his prompt payment of counterpart funds.
The agency chief said this enabled the state to benefit from donor-funded projects.
She urged local government chairmen to embrace the CDD approach to ensure effectiveness of the projects in their areas.
According to her, the training was aimed at equipping CSDP desk officers on CDD as the right approach development.
Mrs Abokede highlighted the pragmatic approaches to engaging stakeholders on donor-assisted projects in their community and ensure that they are fully involved.