Warri MSP holds 2022 Progress Report, as PIND receives award of excellence
|Members of Warri MSP|
The Warri Multi-Stakeholders Platform, a nonpartisan peace building platform initiated by the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND), held its progress report on its activities for 2022 and mapped out plans for the new year.
The event, which key stakeholders attended, was held on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at G.T Guest House, Warri.
After welcoming the attendees, the co-chairman of Warri MSP, Dr. Jeffery Wilkie, listed some of the achievements and challenges encountered by the Platform in the previous year.
He encouraged members to put more effort into the activities of the organization.
The other co-chairman, Chief Comrade Sheriff Mulade, spoke on the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) and the Host Community Development Trust (HCDT) aspect of the Act., stating that the funds accrued to the host communities should be used by rural dwellers to protect and preserve their environment.
|Publisher of Warri Voice Newspaper, Mr. Femi Odonmeta presenting the award to Mr. Tuoyo Blessing Omagbitse|
A representative of PIND, Mr. Tuoyo Omagbitse, said PIND's core goals were to reduce poverty and promote peace in the Niger Delta region through economic development and peace building interventions.
He said some of PIND's projects included facilitating alternative clean energy solutions for remote coastal communities that are off the national grid.
Others were enabling youth employment, empowering local civil society organizations, and influencing governments policies, programmes and practices that significantly benefit the poor and marginalized.
“PIND also supports gender equality and social inclusion for women, youth, and people with disabilities,” he added.
Mr. Tuoyo said that with the passing of the PIA, PIND will continue to work with communities to ensure a seamless implementation of the Act.
Climax of the event was the presentation of an award of excellence to PIND by the Publisher of Warri Voice Newspaper, Mr. Femi Odonmeta, as the "Most Proactive Interventionist Organisation of the year 2022".
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