FCT promises to improve living standards of residents

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KWALI – The Minister State for , Ms Olajumoke Akinjide, has assured residents government’s readiness to improve their living standards.
She gave the assurance while inaugurating completed roads in Kwali Area Council on Tuesday
The roads were the 5.5 km Yangoji-Dafa road and 0.7 km Angwan Cashew road.
Other projects included the 107 solar powered street lightening systems and the installed 500 KVA transformer.
Akinjide said the provision the roads was an important capable of hastening the country’s social economic transformation.
According to her, it is the intention of the FCTA to implement and projects that are designed to meaningful for the people.
“The FCTA rolled a massive in partnership the area councils for infrastructure and provision of welfare amenities in the area councils and satellite towns.
“Today, the fruits of these projects are visible and include construction of roads and bridges in the councils and upgrade of some health care centres to the level of general hospitals’’
She also mentioned the introduction of community health insurance policy to 30 communities and free ante-natal and for children five years.
“There are efforts to renovate and overhaul the entire primary health care infrastructure in the councils’’, she said.
She said the FCTA had also engaged 10,000 and women into the SURE-P from various area councils.
Akinjide added that 20 million had been aside for each micro-finance banks for micro credit loan schemes to graduate trainees in the .
Earlier, Mr Ibrahim Daniel, Chairman of Kwali Area Council, said the the roads would facilitate the transportation of farm produce from the villages to the major markets within and outside the area.
He said transport fare and cost of foodstuffs had dropped by 50 per cent since the completion of roads in the council.
He, however, drew the attention of the FCTA to the Kwaita-Yebu-Kigbe road projects awarded in 2005 but yet to completed. (NAN)