Friday, 29 July 2016

Anambra Counts On The Support Of UN Agencies In The State : Mark Okoye


The Commissioner for Economic Planning, Budget and Development Partners, Mr. Mark Okoye, says the state counts on the support of all the United Nation agencies resident in the state to actualize its mission and vision.

Mr. Okoye stated this at the 2016 Mid- term Review and 2017 Draft, Delivering as one meeting with all the UN families in the state held in Awka.

Declaring the meeting open, Mr Okoye, who expressed appreciation to the UN family in the state for selecting Anambra as one of the delivering as one states, said that the state has benefited immensely from them in the areas of engagement of physically challenged persons in production ventures, provision of sustainable solar energy for productive activities, boosting dry season farming, access to safer water and sanitation facilities as well as access to improved health care, among others.

Mr. Okoye disclosed that the review meeting was an important step towards actualizing governor Obiano’s economic blue print and charged them to come up with recommendations that will add value to the states efforts which according to him, will facilitate the achievement of development objectives of the state at the end of the workshop .

The country director, and chief Field Officer UNICEF Enugu, Mr Charles Nzuki, noted that the review meeting will help them to know the progress made in terms of implementation of the work plan as well as the pre- assessment of the United Nations Development Assistance Frame Work (UNDAF) which ends in 2017, adding that all delivering as one plans must be geared towards improving the lives of Ndi Anambra.

The representative of the international labor Organization (ILO),Mr.Chinyere Emeka Anuna, gave their cardinal objectives to include promotion of principles and rights at work, promote employment creation for men and women, social protection as well as promotion of social dialogue at work place.

A participant from the federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Mr. Sampson Ebimaro, said that Anambra has demonstrated readiness and capacity to receive development partners and called on the federal government adopt the state economic blue print that has distinguished it from its compatriots as an escape route out of the current economic recession in the country.

Others who spoke at the meeting MR .Roy Ndoma Egba of the sector wide Approach (SWAP) and Mr. Yinka Akibu,a UN resident coordinating officer, all described Anambra state as a role model that must be emulated by other states in handling development partners. The meeting continues .

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