Bayelsa State of Nigeria will become a beneficiary of the World Bank Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP). This benefit is made possible through the collaboration of the World Bank and French Development Agency.
Dr. Paul Ebienfa, the project coordinator of RAAMP, Bayelsa State, explained that all requirements of the project have been met. Hence, the project the Word Bank is ready to assist after the establishment of the State Project Implementation Unit- SPIU in January 2022 by the Bayelsa government.
He said, “As I speak with you, we have met all the conditions given to us for the project to be declared effective by the World Bank. These conditions include the provision of a befitting office accommodation; prioritization study of rural roads that will impact farmers after intervention amongst other conditions”.
The Project Coordinator went on to further reveal that the swift release of equal capital and the issuance of office housing units to the project by the Bayelsa State governor helped a great deal. He concluded by saying the assistance from the Governor shows his dedication to making sure farmers will in no time be able to relocate to the commercial hub of their goods.