Delta State Government Gives UNICEF N100Million Counterpart Money

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As part of efforts to support the humanitarian activities of UNICEF in the region, the Delta State Government has released N100 million counterpart funding for the United Nation’s Children Education Fund (UNICEF) water and sanitation programmes in the state

The state Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa spoke yesterday in Asaba, the state capital, He said that despite the economic woes in which the country is facing, the health and wellbeing of its people should always be the top priority of any efficient government

He said: “As part of our partnership with UNICEF on the water/sanitation programmes, we have released N100 million as our counterpart fund. Within the next few weeks, we will release another N100 million.

“The delay in the release of funds was because of the economic situation of the country.

“We have noted the areas in which you have intervened and is still intervening in the state, especially in issues concerning maternal and child health care. We hope to stay strong in our partnership with you for the development and benefits of our people. We promise to do our best to release funds within our limits.”

Okowa added: “Delta State has over 400 primary health centres and we will support the local government areas to make the health centres functional and responsive to the health needs of our people…”

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