A total of fifteen local government council areas of Rivers State has benefited from the Rivers State Fadama III project for Fadama users co-operatives (FUGs) and Fadama Community Associations (FCAs) under the National Fadama Development Project, a World Bank assisted programme.
According to a release from the Rivers State Coordination office made available to our correspondent in Port Harcourt, a breakdown of the figure shows that Oyigbo local government area had the highest amount of N58,785,890 closely followed by Gokana with a total of N55,092,326.
Emohua had N44,478,300 with Ikwerre N40,645,960 and Omuma N26,482,720 to come 3rd, 4th and fifth respectively.
The sum N24,910,115 went to Etche, Ahoada West N23,804,898, Eleme, N16,872,060 and Degema N15,728,571.
Other LGAs that benefitted include Ahoada East N13,164,600, Khana N10,798,750, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni N5,945,940, Akuku Toru was disbursed with the sum of N7,531,806, Okrika N3,163,940 and Obio/Akpor N2,805,528.
According to the release, the Fadama III project which is a Federal Government /World Bank assisted project adopts the Community Driven Development Approach (CDD).
The projects, expected to be implemented in all states of the federation that qualify would be carried out in twenty LGAs of each state.
It would also be implemented in 10 communities of each LGA with the project life running for a period of five years (2008-2013).