The Kaduna state commissioner for rural and community development, Mrs Balaraba Inuwa jas disclosed that the State Government has procured 32 transformers to be installed in various rural communities in the state under its Rural Electrification Project.
Mrs Inuwa in a statement issued to newsmen has revealed the commitment of Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai in providing the needed social amenities for rural dwellers to uplift their standard of living.
“The commitment is not only on rural electrification, but rural roads as well to ease the movements of people and goods, thereby boosting economic activities in rural areas.
“So far, contracts have been awarded for the construction of nine rural feeder roads of 79 km and are currently at 75 per cent completion. ‘‘Procurement processes have also been completed for eight additional rural feeders’ roads totalling 93.3 km,’’ she also added that,
“In addition to that, procurement processes for installation of 115 more hand-pump boreholes is ongoing.’’
Also that the ministry is collaborating with Pampaida Scale-Up Initiative, Business Innovative Facility and Millennium Promises to develop agricultural interventions for rural dwellers.
“The agricultural intervention is to support small land holder farmers’ communities of Banki in Kubau, Angwar Wahala in Kajuru and Angwar Maro’a in Jema’a Local Government Areas.
“We have so far distributed 2,700 kg high yield seedlings to farmers to yield an estimated 12 to 14 bags per quarter of a hectare.’’ and 30 motor bikes and cell phones were awarded to worker for efficiency.