By: Grace USHORNYE.
…as State Receives Study Tour Delegation
The Cross River State government has received a delegation of the Akwa Ibom State Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Program who are on a 5-day study tour of the Cross River State Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Program (CR-RAAMP).
Receiving the Akwa Ibom State delegation in Calabar, Commissioner for International Development Cooperation, Dr Inyang Asibong, stated that the visit is as a result of the outstanding performance of the CR-RAMP II, assuring of the state government’s overwhelming support in ensuring that the process is a success.
Commissioner Asibong noted that under the Governor Ben Ayade-led Administration, Cross River has become a model State for states, partners and donor bodies as a result of the commitment in assembling the best team for policy execution.
The visiting team was led by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Economic Development AKS, Effiong Ekpenyong who eulogized the State, expressing their eagerness to replicate the model in Akwa Ibom State.
The tour followed scheduled visits on infrastructures in select communities within the state capital.
Present at the event was Engr. Charles Okongoh; Program Coordinator, CR-RAAMP, lead facilitator; Elder (Dr.) Justina Ntino, Program Accountant, CR-RAAMP. The AKS team had Permanent Secretaries from the Ministries of Agriculture; Finance; Women Affairs and Social Welfare; Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs; and AKS-RAAMP Program Coordinator, Elder Gideon Cephas Akpan.