Wednesday, September 23, 2020

PPRD Vice Coordinator Commissions Stakeholders To Update Procedure Manual



Major stakeholders within the Northwest region have met to discuss on the update of the collection phase for the Presidential Plan for Reconstruction and Development, in order to commence collecting data on victims who have suffered loss through the armed conflict.

The meeting held on Monday 21st and Tuesday September 22nd in Bamenda at MINEPAT hall, in the presence of Senior Divisional Officers from all 7 divisions, Mayors, Regional Delegates, some traditional rulers and Civil society Organizations.

The meetings held in 2 phases in order to respect the measures put in place to guard against Covid-19 pandemic, and also had same content. This was to ensure that stakeholders stay healthy while discussing matters that had to do with the Development of the region.


The Vice Coordinator of the PPRD plan, Njong Donatus facilitated the workshop, together with the team of experts from Yaounde, who on behalf of the National Coordinator presented all the fabrics of the procedure manual, in order to proceed with the reconstruction of the Northwest region.

The workshop comes as a follow up to the first phase, which sensitized the population on the Presidential Plan for Reconstruction and Development of the Northwest region, and edifice the need for the plan.

Stakeholders are expected to implement the manual in their different communities, work hand in glove with quater heads, traditional rulers and Mayors in order to produce the right data for persons who ought to benefit from the reconstruction plan.

The manual has objectives and a Structure that clearly guy the optimal implementation of the plan, breaking down the role of all those concerned in the procedure, serve as a tool for evaluation and accountability.

The manual has 3 parts; it is Related to social cohesion activities, Rehabilitation of infastructure and Actions to revatilize local economy with the concerned beneficiaries; individuals, private and public Organizations.

" This process of updating the plan is on by October 12th, by October 12th the clock starts ticking and looking at the various activity, communities have 20days to get to the council and Mayors have 10days to verify and send to the Senior Divisional officers, So there is no time" Vice Coordinator of the PPRD, Njong Donatus.

The Vice Coordinator also made it clear that the red zones cannot stop the plan from moving forward and continued to call on the population, stakeholders to be collaborative while grabbing the opportunity the plan is presenting.

"The Plan will begin with areas that are calm and will proceed. The Plan is on and will not stop, if we discover that there will be destruction after reconstruction has taken place then there will be no need for the plan to be carried out in those areas." He added

The procedure manual will present the exact information that the plan will use to execute reconstruction in the region, according to the technical experts, it will use the participatory approach, seek assistance from the PPRD plan
Implementing partner which is the UNDP and involve everyone.




By Ndefru Melanie
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