USAID lauds Governor Radda’s efforts

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The United States Agency for International Development USAID has applauded Governor Dikko Umaru Radda of Katsina State over his efforts to address the numerous challenges bedeviling Katsina State and has expressed interest in discussing potential partnerships for mutual benefit with the Katsina State Government.

The USAID’s Mission Director, Melissa Jones gave the nod and commendation during a recent  meeting  with the governor at the US Embassy in Abuja.

Ibrahim Kaula Mohammed, Chief Press Secretary to Katsina State Governor in a statement dated June 26 said Ms. Jones also assured the Katsina State Government that USAID would consider their recent request favourably and expressed hope for its swift implementation.

Among the request put forward after several productive technical meetings between KTSG and  relevant stakeholders of USAID includes:

Following several productive technical meetings with USAID stakeholders, the Katsina State Government expresses keen interest inbcollaborating with USAID on the Power Africa and Prosper Africa initiatives, recognizing the transformative potential of sustainable energy and economic development.

The State Government also put forward funding request for interventions in three areas through the office of the SDG. This includes: Project KTSG 2.0, the Dikko Urban Sweep and the Mafita Almajiri Program.

○ Project KTSG 2.0: A comprehensive reform initiative aimed at enhancing public institution effectiveness and efficiency.

Specifically, Project KTSG 2.0 aims to conduct an in-depth assessment of Katsina State Government’s institutional

structures, identify areas of weaknesses, inefficiencies, and gaps in institutional capacity.

It also aims to implement capacity building programs, establish a filing management system, visitor management system for the

Governor and Deputy Governor’s Office, and upgrade its website.

○ The Dikko Urban Sweep: An ambitious urban health and well-being initiative aims to improve urban sanitation, fumigation, air quality, and

green space provision.

○ Mafita Almajiri Program: A project designed to promote social inclusion of

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) by empowering IDP and host communities,

improving resilience, and enhancing social cohesion.

The Katsina State Government and USAID will collaboratively develop these initiatives, with a detailed action plan outlining the implementation timeline,

responsibilities, and resource requirements for all proposed initiatives.

This also aims at continuous engagement between relevant stakeholders from both Katsina State

Government and USAID to ensure alignment and buy-in and as well set clear milestones and performance indicators to monitor progress and measure the impact of each initiative.

The  Katsina State Government expresses its unwavering commitment to fostering meaningful partnerships with USAID for the collective advancement of our communities. Through collaboration, we can create lasting impact and drive positive change in Katsina State and beyond.

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