NaCSA to benefit €12.3 M from Germany
The Pro-Poor Growth/KFW Unit in the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA), between 4-16 March, 2013 hosted the KFW mission from Frankfurt , Germany.
Welcoming the team at the NaCSA’s boardroom, on behalf of the Commission’s Kevin Dixon Senior Director Support Services, thanked the team for their unflinching support to the Pro–Poor in places like Kailahun and Koinadugu districts respectively.
Salifu Mansaray, Programme Manager, GPC, NaCSA in giving the overview of the programme, highlighted the overall goal, objectives which amongst them are to enhance Pro-Poor Growth in some of the most deprived communities in Sierra Leone.
He disclosed that the first phase of the implementation of the programme started in 2006-2010 and has been extended to 2014 adopting a new approach of value chain. Mr. Mansaray went on to highlight the successes of the GPC programme when he said 36 sub projects were implemented from 2006- 2010.
The Programme Manager added that various training programmes were conducted for facility management committees of the various projects and however highlighted the challenges encountered during the implementation process which among many are timeliness, logistic supervision, financial capacities of income contractors and limited programme spread.
Beatrice Lucke, Team Leader whilst speaking on behalf of the KFW mission said they are happy to be part of President Koroma‘s “Agenda for Prosperity.” She also introduced Sonja Wassermann as the new Task Team Leader for the GPC programme who will be taking over from her.
Beatrice Lucke, disclosed that the German government has donated an additional funding of 12.3 million Euros for the second phase of the implementation of the GPC programme in Sierra Leone. She implored on the Commission to improve on the challenges highlighted in the implementation of the GPC 2 as all programmes have their limitations.
The team visited and held fruitful discussions with the Kono district Council where a feasibility study is underway for the possibility of extending the programme in the district.
The team also visited the Kailahun District Council in Kailahun, inspected sites and was happy that the road network has been improved in the district as well as the Cocoa processing center in Kamao village in the upper Bambara chiefdom, Yandowahun village where a 9+090km feeder road has been improved and there is already a proposed site for a rice mill which was also inspected.
The team also along with NaCSA officials visited and inspected the Dodo Kotuma Cocoa processing center.
In Kabala, the team visited the feeder road project leading to the constructed Paddocks and was also impressed with the implementers.
The Lumpa Lorry Park was the last port of call for the team and it was to inspect the project and they were elated that it was fully in operational.
It could be recalled that the GPC Programme is being implemented by NaCSA adopting the value chain approach. The mission was highly impressed by the first phase of the implementation.
Stay with Sierra Express Media, for your trusted place in news!
© 2013, https:. All rights reserved.