By Emma Arubi
Asaba — DELTA State Government has said that it was satisfied with the transparent manner various local government areas in the state managed the N1.6 billion released to them for the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, at the grassroots.
Already, over 5,000 Deltans have so far benefited from the programme, including physically-challenged persons empowered in the area of capacity training, provision of starter packs and provision of buses, among others.
Speaking to our reporter in Asaba, yesterday, the state Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Mr. Newworld Safugha, said he was particularly impressed with the level of commitment exhibited by the council chairmen in the pursuit of the ideals of the programme.
“We are impressed with the performance of the councils on the implementation of the programme, so far, so good.
“They have fared well and I tell you that the state government will continue to play its part to ensure strict compliance with what the programme is meant to achieve.”