Group Set to Empower Nigerian Indigent Rural Dwellers

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An International Donor Organisation, Community Social Humanitarian Project, COSHUP, says it is set to take development to the remote rural areas of Nigeria.
Head of Media of the Organisation, Walter Duru disclosed this during a chat with newsmen in Abuja yesterday.
Duru, who described COSHUP as an Interventionist Organisation, working with the rural dwellers as partners explained that its primary concern is with the development of the rural areas in Nigeria.
“Community Social Humanitarian Project (COSHUP) is an International non-governmental Donor Organization, with local partners in the Community to fight poverty and injustice. We do it by intervening in developing Projects in the rural areas”.
“The difference between our Organisation and others is that we shall match challenges with available opportunities. Any challenge we have, we look for the right opportunity to match it and move on”.
Continuing, Duru explains, “The objectives of COSHUP are to understand the environment well and to bring development to the rural areas. COSHUP intends to bring Infrastructure closer to the rural people. Our rural areas need more than they have now. In most places, they have food, but do not have access roads to bring the food to the customers. Most people walk long distances to get basic health services. Most of them have no good Schools. Their children still study under trees and you can only see this kind of setting in typical rural areas, where eyes are very far from the people that are in power”.
Speaking on COSHUP’s areas of interest, the spokesman identified Mass Housing, Energy and Power, Agriculture, Transportation, Education, Rural road rehabilitation and construction and Micro-Credit, as their core areas.
On why the Project has not kicked off, he said: “We have been planning and strategizing, Studying the needs assessments, developing a workable work-plan. In the process of doing this, some of the proposed Staff have been sent to China, Germany and Holland for training, to bring the latest technology on take-off. We have also used the last few months to put up some fundamental foundational structures that will enable the Organisation operate optimally. In 2012, the Project will commence in full swing. We are working on a massive Project that will have a direct touch on the lives of the common people.”
On the modalities of operation, he explained that the Organisation has mapped out a 4-year development action plan that will transform the Country.
“We have designed a 4-year development action plan. In the next four years, we must have built reasonable number of houses in the rural areas of Nigeria. These houses shall be donated to the beneficiaries free of charge. There are so many other packages we are coming up with. By the time we kick off early next year, Nigerians will see and believe that COSHUP is God’s special answer to the age-long prayers of Nigerians”.
Wide range consultations with the rural dwellers and key stakeholders have been on-going, to guarantee a smooth take-off early next year. We believe in proper planning and that is one thing that will distinguish us from others”
He however called on rural dwellers to embrace the Project with utmost sincerity, in order to benefit optimally from it.

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  1. This is good development we are all waiting to be part off. I am an infrastructure expert base in Bayelsa State.

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