By Musa Sabir
The Lower Local Council Chairpersons in Odravu Sub County in Yumbe District have raised over Shillings 900 thousand to support the Sub County Covid-19 Task Force.
The Sub County has 73 villages and 13 parishes where a total of Shillings 960,000 is raised by the Chairpersons out of their Ex-gratia. Each of the LC 1 Chairpersons contributed 10 thousand shillings while 20 thousand shillings by LC 2 Chairpersons.
Odravu Sub County LC 3 Chairperson, Mr. Asiku Kassim explains that, this was a resolution made by the chairpersons to support the task force in implementing its activities.
The LC 1 and 2 Chairpersons resolved to support the sub county task force when they got their ex-gratia” the Sub County Chairman confirmed.
He adds that the support according to the Chairpersons is to aid movement of security personnel and also to make follow-up of issues and monitoring. Asiku applauds the LCs for their support to the sub county task force.
I am very grateful and appreciative to them for their enormous support.
The Chairperson of Moli Parish, Mr. Ariku Adam who is also heading Odravu Sub County LC 2 Chairpersons committee says, the contribution is meant for monitoring of activities and as facilitation to the village health service providers.
We are going to aid the police with fuel for patrol then also in the health sector, we are going to facilitate the Health Workers (VHTs) to move and sensitize the community.
Radio Pacis understands that the money will mainly be spent on transport in the security and health sectors.
Meanwhile Yumbe Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Mr. Andama Richard, also the Chairperson of District Task Force commends Odravu Sub County Local Government for the initiative.
We had empowered the sub counties to revive their task force and make them very active so that they are able to handle and mitigate challenges at sub county levels and we gave them leeway to do that.
All the task forces formed at sub county level are required to give report of their meetings to the district task every week. End