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Friday, 21 April 2017

Osun pays N1.5bn counterpart funds for road projects



The Osun Government says it has paid N1.5 billion, out of its N1.9 billion counterpart funding share, for rural road projects in the state under Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP).

Gov. Rauf Aregbesola said this when he hosted a dinner for a team of RAMP-2 participating states, led by the World Bank Task Team Leader, Tesfamichael Mitiku, in Osogbo on Thursday night.

Represented by the Deputy Governor, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori‎, Aregbesola said that his administration was fulfilling its counterpart obligations, in spite of its scarce resources, to ensure the successful implementation of RAMP projects in the state.



The RAMP-2 participating states were in Oshogbo for a three-day Bi-Annual World Bank Supervision Mission on RAMP projects.

RAMP is a Federal Government initiative that is co-financed by the World Bank and the French Development Agency (FDA) to improve road transportation in the rural communities.

The programme focuses on the rehabilitation and maintenance of rural roads and bridges.

Aregbesola indicated his government’s intention to participate in the third phase of the project so as to bring development to all the rural areas of the state.

He said that Osun, having been rated as the best state with regard to the implementation of RAMP-2 projects, would like to expand the project to other areas which had yet to benefit from it.

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