I particularly like this because this way, each ward gets a project that directly solves a need of the community. And seeing as every ward has peculiar needs, sometimes the needs are the same or similar but each project will be tailored to suit the needs of the residents of each ward.
Our quest to take development to the grassroots and meet the specific needs of our people took off today with the flag off of the construction of roads, jetties and power projects.
The state-wide 377-ward projects are intervention projects in grassroot development.
The projects are conceived in response to the needs of the people. They are diverse because they reflect the needs of each ward across the state.
The implementation of the projects will commence immediately after the flag-off, as contractors have been mobilized to move to site.
I urge residents who are the ultimate beneficiaries of these projects to take ownership by monitoring the implementation process and ensure that the job conforms to the quality and standard specified in the project design.