Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved immediate release of the first tranche of N200m as counterpart funds for the takeoff of Rural Access and Agricultural Market Project (RAAMP III) in the state.

Funded by the World Bank, French Development Agency and other donor agencies, RAAMP is a $60m programme involving at least 13 Nigerian states.

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq flagged-off construction of 5.2km Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP) Alapa-Arobadi pilot road in kwara state on January 13th, 2021.

Full details of AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq statement: Today, I met the with the National coordinator Rural Access and Agriculture Marketing Project(RAAMP) Abuja Engr. Aminu Muhammed and his team before the flag-off of the construction of the 5.2km Alapa-Arobadi pilot road in Asa LGA. Under this project, our administration will upgrade 125 kilometres of road to asphalt or sealed materials, carry out spot improvement on 450 kilometres of road and routine maintenance on 700 kilometres of road. The government will also carry out backlog maintenance on 200 kilometres of road, five river crossings will be fixed, while some existing markets will be upgraded to hubs.

All of these, which have been made possible by our constant payment of counterpart funding, are to be done in partnership with the World Bank and other international donor agencies. The projects are worth US$60m and would be spread across the 16 local government areas of the state in phases.

I commend the World Bank and the International Donor Agencies for their support. I also thank the Ministry of Works and Transport, the State Project Monitoring Committee (SPMC) and the State Project Implementation Unit (SPIU), among others, for their hard work and commitment.

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