By Timfuchi Aaron
The North West region has recorded an 80% execution rate of Public Investment Projects for the first time since the outbreak of the crisis in 2016.
According to officials, the North West region has witnessed an increase in the level of execution of Public Investment Projects for the first time since the start of the socio-political crisis in 2016.
The regional chair for the follow-up and execution of the Public Investment Projects, Hon. Wallang Richard Ebua disclosed that the execution which stands at 80% is as a result of engaging locals in the execution chain.
In 2021, there were 521 projects allocated for the North West region. Out of this number, 360 have been executed fully.
The chair of the regional follow-up committee in charge of the implementation of the Public Investment Projects says getting local actors in the accomplishment of projects is paramount.
“Local solutions to local problems are bearing fruits. We have to school the population to make sure that any project that is sent is realized”, he said.
In the same light, they identified the late submission of tender files as well as poor quality of tender documents as some of the impediments to the effective implementation of public investment projects.