Bauchi to benefit from construction of 500 kilometres road project

It has been disclosed that a total of 500 kilometres of road is to be constructed in Bauchi State under the Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project which is geared towards the development of the rural areas.

The disclosure was made by the Bauchi State Commissioner of Budget and Planning, Dr Aminu Hassan Gamawa while fielding questions from newsmen in Bauchi saying that already the World Bank has pledged to support the state government to fast track the execution of the project.

He said that the project was part of the determination of the present PDP led administration in the state to ensure that rural farmers transport their products to the markets without any hitches.

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The Commissioner also said that in order to assist the State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed in finding a lasting solution to the challenges affecting critical sectors of the state’s economy, the Ministry will ensure transparency and accountability in the budget proposal submitted by all Ministries, Departments and Agencies for the year 2020.

Aminu Gamawa noted that the Ministry was requested to work out modalities towards finding a lasting solution to challenges facing Education, Health, Agriculture, unemployment and Poverty among others in the state.

According to him, the Ministry will assist the Governor to deliver on his campaign promises through monitoring and supervision of the developmental projects awarded.

He reaffirmed the resolve of the State Ministry of Budget and Planning to capture the campaign promises of the governor in the next budget proposal to ensure their full implementation.

The Commissioner said the state government is reviewing the abandoned projects across the state with a view to look into the possibility of their completion.

Aminu Gamawa who assured people of the state on the readiness of the administration of Governor Bala Mohammed towards responding to their yearnings and aspirations, however, appealed to them to support the administration to ensure success.

On the preparation for the 2020 budget appropriation, the Commissioner said that the ministry will duly consult the general public for their input as part of efforts to ensure inclusiveness and citizens’ engagement.

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