UNDP tours supported projects in Anambra State, reaffirms commitment to support the StateMay 31, 2017
UNDP Country Office team undertook a three day project site verification mission to Anambra State.The team, led by Muyiwa Odele, Team Leader for Environment and Sustainable Development Unit visited a number of project sites that are being implemented with UNDP support.
Among those visited included an abattoir in Ndiora Ezinato, Awka: infrastructure for the abbattoir had been completed and is ready for commissioning and use. The team also visited a plastic recycling plant in Ifite, Ogbunike LGA - equipment for washing, drying and shredding collected plastic have been installed. With our support, a water borehole in Ifitedunu, Dunokaofia LGA had been sunk and already in use. Under the Less Burnt for Clean Energy project, a waste recycling plant in now fully functional in Awka. The project is now producing farm manure from animal waste which it sells to local farmers.
While in the State, the team met with the Honourable Commissioner of Economic Planning, Mark Okoye who solicited for more UNDP support especially, towards the development of a Regional Economic Blueprint for the South East - a priority initiative agreed upon by the South East Governors Forum. The regional blueprint will be aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and UNDP"s new Country Programme.
During the mission, the team also met with the Permanent Secretary Economic Planning, Mr. Emeka Okoha and the programme team where discussions centred on programme alignment, HACT and Audit issues; implementation progress and challenges. The Permanent Secretary noted that a good number of the programme team members were new and required training and needed capacity building in programme management - UNDP Committed to supporting the initiative.