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Agreement signed: LGRD, AKRSP to work on community participation

To tackle poverty and to improve community participation in development programmes, the Local Government and Rural Development (LG&RD) and the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) signed an agreement in Gilgit on Saturday.

“This MoU will
strengthen collaboration between local support organizations and the LG&RD and local bodies,” said Aziz Ali Dad, a spokesperson for AKRSP. “Its purpose is to reduce negative impacts of poverty through active and effective participation of communities in
development activities.

He said the MoU was also aimed at creating opportunities for public-private and civil society partnerships to execute projects and programms for the mutual benefit of communities living within the jurisdiction of the LG&RD across G-B.

Muzaffaruddin, general manager  of AKRSP, termed the MoU a giant leap in the development of G-B.

Source: The Express Tribune

Byline: Correspondent

December 25, 2016

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