From Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
World Bank in partnership with the Delta state government, the European Union ( EU) is to engage 1,060 youths in the state.
It was gathered that the figures has raised the number of youths engaged within the public works component of the tripartite arrangement of the World Bank, EU and the Delta state government to 9,000.
The state project coordinator, State Employment and Expenditures for Results ( SEEFOR), Sir Frank Apaokwu who spoke to journalists in Asaba on Monday, assured that in line with the World Bank and EU guidelines , SEEFOR would continue to maintain high degree of transparency in all its dealings.
“ In line with the World Bank guidelines, the bid opening ceremony is open for all to witness and the valuation process which will eventually lead to the selection of contractors and beneficiaries are also in line with the World Bank guidelines and international best practices.
“Over seventy communities in the state with an excess of 358,000 residents in the areas have so far benefitted and taken part, particularly in the community driven development segment of the SEEFOR project” Apaokwu said