His Majesty Fon Samkia Elvis II who doubles as the Mayor of Santa has on behalf of his people and office, thanked and celebrated the Presidential Plan for the reconstruction and Development of the Northwest and Southwest Regions for positively impacting Santa.
Speaking in Santa on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, the Mayor stated that the Municipality has benefited bountifully from the plan.
The plan has constructed the women Empowerment Centre and equipped it to 100 percent.
Noting that Santa is made up mostly of rural women who depend on the farm and those whose husbands lost their lives in the crisis, he said they urgently need to be empowered in vocational training. His Majesty Fon Samkia Elvis II said the project was very timely.
The imposing structure situated a few metres from the Council is already in use and the many women who are currently being trained, came out to dance to the music from drums.
The Presidential Plan has also constructed 8 classrooms at Government School Baligham, equipping it with benches and solar lights.
Knowing that Baligham refrained from burning down its own facilities in the name of an armed struggle, the President of the Steering Committee of the Presidential Plan for Reconstruction and Development of the Northwest and Southwest Regions was proud that many people are recovering from the negative impact of the crisis.
Tasked to be champions of their own destinies, the Presidential Plan has targeted mostly projects that have to do with improving social cohesion.
The Mayor did not relent in calling on the Plan to extend its tentacles to other villages that make up other projects that can enhance the livelihood of the common man.
In response, Balungeli Confiance Ebune was pleased that after some skirmishes, the population allowed the companies charged with the construction of the Bamenda-Babadjou Road to do their job.
He further said the project bank of the PPRD is not yet exhausted as concerns Santa and many more projects will be executed in due time.
With its aim to build better, the Presidential Plan was initiated as a relief measure for people and communities that have suffered damages resulting from the Anglophone crisis.
For the last 3 years, the plan has impacted the lives of many and changed the face of several communities.
The PPRD is implementing these projects in partnership with the United Nations Development Program, UNDP.