Plateau State House of Assembly has assured the Management of Plateau State Water Board for support on implementing the State water policy program and meeting the requirements of the International Development Agency. Chairman House Committee on World Bank Projects, Godfrey Lamdip stated this during an onsite visit to the Board and other Agencies by the Committee.
Hon Lamdip while under scoring the strategic role of the Board in meeting the Water needs of the State, said the visit will afford the Committee the opportunity to know the challenges confronting the operations of the Board with the view of assisting it.
He noted that the house will give the Water Board all the support it deserve, considering the investment in the Water sector, he added that the house will look into the laws establishing the Board and addressed some of the lapses affecting it smooth operation.
Acting Manager of the Board said the problem confronting smooth operations of the Board, includes poor power supply, consolidation of the Board’s revenue, Man power and poor funding on the part of Government which when addressed will enhance access to international Development Agency’s intervention.
At the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission, the Committee Chairman was urged to assist the Commission on fast striking budgetary releases to enable them operate effectively.
Chairman of the Commission, Pwajok Dalyop said it has made logistics proposal to the Government on conducting of Local Government Election and sue for support on the house of Assembly.
Earlier, Lamdip noted that the Committee through the house will partner with the Commission in insuring a better and conducive environment for Electoral activities.
However the case was different at the office of the Jos Metropolitan Development Board JMDB as the Committee chairman came face to face to what could best be described as the poor and deplorable office accommodation at the Board.
Conducting the Committee Chairman round the offices, General Manager Matthias Hater appealled to the house to enable the Board to locate back to its original office as the current office accommodation apart from the been inadequate, the facilities are not conducive for the operations of the Board .