Traditional rulers and President Generals of all communities in Anambra North Senatorial District have been sensitised on how to curtail the effect of COVID-19 in their various communities.
The programme, powered by the Anambra State Community and Social Development Agency, Awka, in collaboration with the World Bank is targeting Area One of the program results, which is to increase social transfers, basic services and livelihood support to poor and vulnerable households.
Aimed at alleviating the poverty posed by COVID-19 to the poor and vulnerable, the sensitization workshop will encompass all the three Senatorial Districts in the state.
The General Manager Of CSDA, Mr Chudi Mojekwu, had said the agency during the CSDP program had achieved ninety-nine percent of the two hundred and fifty projects chosen by the selected communities, noting that Nigeria CARES program is aimed at alleviating abject poverty in the life of the vulnerable.
Declaring the workshop open, the traditional ruler of Nteje Community, Oyi Council Area, Igwe Roland Odegbo who is also the Board Chairman of Anambra State Community and Social Development Agency, stated that the World Bank had released twenty million dollars for the program which cuts across ASBA, FADAMA, CASH TRANSFER, among others, to ensure the curtailing of the ravaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He also applauded Governor Willie Obiano for initiating the agency through which lives are being touched and charged the traditional rulers and President Generals to disseminate the message of COVID-19 to their subjects because the pandemic is not a fable but a real deal.