THE Delta State Employment and Expenditure For Results (SEEFOR), has provided more than 9,000 jobs in its Labour Small Public Works.
SEEFOR is a World Bank/European Union intervention partnership programme with some states in the Niger Delta region and its Coordinator in the state, Frank Apaokwu stated that the project which started seven years ago, would be winding up in September after working in communities within the region.
Apaokwu who spoke after inspecting some projects in Delta Central senatorial district, said, SEEFOR has constructed and rehabilitated more than 100 roads across the three senatorial districts.
He disclosed that 160 waste management contracts were implemented through the Private Sector Participants (PSPs) model and that, a total of 14,954 beneficiaries were trained in technical, vocational and agricultural skills.
According to him, the successes were achieved under the project’s component of Youth Employment through Small Public Works and Access to Socio-Economic Services.
He said SEEFOR also recorded strides in the Public Financial Management Reforms component, with reforms in the fiscal policy of the state and local government councils to meet global best financial practices.
Commissioner for Economic Planning in the state, Dr Barry Gbe assured workers in the SEEFOR project that they should not entertain fears of being thrown out of job since the project was winding up.
He commended SEEFOR for its intervention in various sectors of the state, and thanked the donor agencies for their gesture.