Nine communities and two gender and vulnerable groups in Kwara State are to benefit N27million World Bank assisted micro projects.
The Community Development Projects (CDPs) are to be funded by the Kwara State Community and Social Development Agency (KWCSDA).
The communities are Irapa, Omugo, Oyatedo, Oke-Oyan and Aireke-Ilupeju, all in Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state.
Others are Gaa Uthman in Ilorin East LGA; Tanke Iledu, Ilorin South LGA, Olugbense and Ajoni-Olalomi in Offa Local Government Area.
The benefitting gender and vulnerable groups are Love and Care group in Ilorin, the state capital and Iyeru Okin in Offa.
This was disclosed by the General Manager of the agency, Engr.(Mrs) Amamat Oluwatoyin Haruna, at the presentation of cheques for the first tranche of payment to three communities, in Oyatedo, on Friday.
She noted that the beneficiaries are the 10th batch communities and 2nd batch of gender and vulnerable groups to enjoy the Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) since inception of the additional financing.
Haruna added that a total of 149 communities across the 16 Local Government Areas in the state have so far benefited from the CSDP since commencement of additional funding.
According to her, the state government through KWCSDA has drawn down a total sum of N1.3billion with over N801million disbursed to communities since 2016 to date.
“234 micro-projects have so far been completed and in use while 45 are ongoing across the poverty focal of Local Governments in the state,” she further said.
The GM, however, explained that the approved CDPs under the scheme are to be funded in the ratio of 90% by the agency and 10% by the communities while for Group Development Plans(GDP) the ratio is 95 percent by KWSCDA and 5 percent by the gender and vulnerable groups.