Burkina/PUDTR achievements: Journalists immerse themselves in the realities in Fada N’Gourma

Ouagadougou: Journalists from different media visited the achievements of the PUDTR during a press caravan, which took place from June 24 to 27, 2024, in the Eastern region. In Fada N’Gourma, media men highlighted the health, educational and sanitation infrastructures, carried out by the Emergency Territorial Development and Resilience Program (PUDTR).

As part of strengthening the resilience of populations, the Emergency Territorial Development and Resilience Program (PUDTR) has created health, educational, road and sanitation infrastructures in the city of Fada N’Gourma.

The team of journalists first visited the paved and asphalt concrete road with solar street lights and gutters in sector 3 of Fada.

For the PUDTR infrastructure assistant in the Eastern region, Jacob GUIGUEMDE, a total of 29 kilometers of roads and 47 kilometers of water evacuation canals were built in the town of Fada N’Gourma .

Mr. GUIGUEMDE indicated that the 11 sectors of the city of Fada N’Gourma were affected by these works to the
tune of 22 billion FCFA.

Afterwards the course was set at the Listening and Reception Center for victims of Gender-Based Violence (GBV), with a capacity of 100 people where an administrative building is under construction for the benefit of the Regional Directorate of social action in the East.

The caravan also visited the Fada multipurpose hall, costing around 2.5 billion FCFA, with a capacity of 1,000 people, latrines, meeting rooms and hangars.

The infrastructure is equipped with ramps for people with reduced mobility.

According to the PUDTR Coordinator, Martial Wilfried BASSOLE, around 30 billion FCFA were invested in the commune of Fada N’Gourma and 60 billion in the Eastern region.

According to him, this will strengthen the resilience of populations affected by insecurity.

The PUDTR also standardized the Urban Medical Center (CMU) of sector 1, with 2 hospitalization rooms, latrines, an autonomous water station.

We also note the construction of a Early Learning and Preschool Education Center (CEEP
), commonly called a daycare, in sector 3 of the city.

In sector 7, journalists visited a market under reconstruction with more than 200 shops, a police station, an infirmary and 4 restaurants.

Martial Wilfried BASSOLE, also underlined that the PUDTR intervenes in the Eastern region through technical and financial support for the implementation of Income Generating Activities (AGR).

13 associations, including IDPs, received capacity building training and working capital to carry out income-generating activities (IGA).

This is the case of the Otayiénou association from Gourma in sector 7 and the Teeg-wendé association of internally displaced women from Gourma in sector 1, who work in the processing and sale of local products.

They manage to improve their production capacities and their living conditions.

The head of the Otayiénou association in Gulmu, Fatimata LOMPO, maintained that the PUDTR gave them 2,999,000 CFA francs and equipment worth 11 million for their activities.

‘Our lives have changed, bec
ause we are able to feed our children and our families. We are really very happy,’ she suggested.

Source: Burkina Information Agency