Edo, NEWMAP begin compensation exercise

The Edo State Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (Edo NEWMAP) has commenced payment of compensation to about 49 persons who were affected by an erosion control project in Ogiso-Osunde community, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the state.

Speaking during the presentation of cheques to the beneficiaries in Benin City, Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, said the Ogiso-Osunde flood control project was among several other intervention projects executed by Edo NEWMAP in the past 6 years.

The governor who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Taiwo Akerele, said the Community Oversight Committees, Grievance Redress Desk and other safeguard measures will be put in place to ensure smooth implementation of the project.

He noted, “The Edo NEWMAP will constitute community oversight committees that will assist in third-party monitoring of the project so they can escalate issues that might arise from the execution of the project.”

In his remarks, Project…

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