NW Regional Assembly, reconstruction plan coordinator review 2023 priority projects.
This was on January 17 and 18 during a working visit PPRD-NW/SW paid to local stakeholders like the North West Regional Assembly, North West Development Authority, MIDENO and others.
The visit, which also took place in the presence of the PPRD-NW/SW Regional Coordinator and regional supervisor of the implementing partner, United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, was aimed at looking at key projects submitted by local councils for 2023.
According to the president of the North West Regional Assembly, Prof Fru Angwafo, the team worked on prepared documents on key projects from all the councils in the North West region.
He added that they also compared projects of the councils with that of the Regional Assembly to avoid duplications, as they look forward to implementation in the months ahead.
"It was an opportunity for us to compare the list of projects that these councils are doing with that of the Regional Assembly to avoid duplications and to make sure that we cover the entire region," Prof Angwafo said.
The president of the North West Regional Assembly went ahead to comment that the population will benefit and also see what has to be done in this new perspective that has been spearheaded by the Prime Minister, Head of Government, Chief Dr. Joseph Dion Ngute.
Most of the key projects highlighted during the meeting focused on education, water, solar energy, support to the youth in startups and trainings.
It was also revealed that the three pillars to work on by the joint planning team include social cohesion, rehabilitation of infrastructures, revitalising local economy and improving livelihood.
On his part, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Plan for the Reconstruction and Development of North West and South West, Motuba Tamajong, said the ongoing reconstruction process in both Anglophone regions is amongst government's priority projects.
"This plan is aimed at reconstructing and to improve on the living standards of the population, so that they can be at the level they were before the crisis. Reconstruction of the North West and South West regions is amongst government's top priority projects," Motuba Tamajong said.
The meeting took place in the presence of the Deputy National Coordinator, Njong Donatus Fonyuy and the representative of the Implementing Partner, UNDP, Abouem Ahmed Djama.
At the end of the meeting, the joint team reviewed and submitted key projects to be made public for presentation and implementation by the local stakeholders this year.