Two separate agreements were signed with NGOs to engage them as social mobilization partners
By Rehan Khan Khushik
Sindh Flood Emergency Rehabilitation Project (SFERP) of provincial government signed two separate agreements with National Rural Support Program (NRSP) & Sindh Rural Support Organization (SRSO) to engage them as social mobilization partners for the provision of livelihood support amounting to US$75million for the affected people of flood hit areas in rural Sindh.
The agreement was signed by Asghar Kanasro, on behalf of SFERP and Ghulam Mustafa Jamro, RGM Regional General Manager on behalf of NRSP while Dittal Kalhoro signed on behalf of SRSO on Monday. The signing program was held at planning and development office Karachi.
“These two organizations will assist in the disbursement of funds to the communities under this scheme in a transparent manner,” said Asghar Ali Kanasro project Director SFERP.
“This program is designed to assist the severely flood-affected communities to enable them to earn livelihood by engaging semi-skilled and unskilled labor for the rehabilitation of urgent basic services including clean water supply, sanitation, watercourse improvement, landscape restorations, road construction as well as its maintenance,” said Asghar Ali Kanasro.
“It will also cover provision of emergency support to smallholder livestock farmers to restore their animal stock and avoid losses due to animal diseases and underfeeding,” he said.
Kanasro said, “This program will cover severely affected Talukas and Union Councils, which will be prioritized on the basis of damage assessment made by the Sindh Government for livelihood assistance.”
“The women and elderly people will be preferred to carry out restoration activities who will be given a chance to participate in local rehabilitation,” he added.