Katsina gov’t earmarks N200m loan to 1,650 poor households for improved latrines
1,650 houses in 9 LGAs get N200m loan from Katsina gov’t for improved latrines
No fewer than1,650 poor households in nine (9) Local Government Areas of Katsina State will benefit from a soft loan of N200 million from the Katsina State Government to construct improved latrines to prevent open defecation and improve environmental sanitation in the state.
Alhaji Aminu Dayyabu, Executive Director, State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA), disclosed this while signing agreement on the project by RUWASSA, Local Government Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and some Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs).
According to him, the local governments included: Dutsin-ma, Safana, Batagarawa, Kaita, Rimi, Bakori, Faskari, Mai’adua, and Sandamu.
Dayyabu said that each of the beneficiaries would get about N40,000 loan to construct an improved latrine.
Alhaji Aminu Dayyabu also said that the state government would channel the funds to some Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) at zero interest rate for disbursement to the beneficiaries as loan packages.
He explained that the state government had already released N50 million for disbursement to the beneficiaries in the nine local government areas.
He revealed that the programme tagged: ”Sanitation Marketing”, was sponsored by the state government and implemented under the auspices of Sanitation Hygiene and Water in Nigeria (SHAWN) of the UNICEF.