Enhanced infrastructure for Qodqod Village through reconstruction of Administration Block.
Through a participatory community consultative process, the Qodqod community prioritized the rehabilitation and upgrading of Administration Block to enhance service delivery to the citizens residing in Qodqod village and the surrounding locations, better coordinate with district and regional Hiran Authorities and as well create conducive working environment for the local administration to facilitate their day-to-day activities to the citizens they represent.
Qodqod is a village under Mataban district, Hiraan region of Hirshabelle State of Somalia with an estimated population of 560 (Five hundred and sixty) households. It is approximately twenty-five (25) Kilometers to Mataban town and thirty-six Kilometer to Guriceel town. There has been an infrastructural gap in Qodqod village since the collapse of the central Government of Somalia and existing ones have not been upgraded for a long time due to the prolong drought and other climate induced impacts in the region and the community residing in this village is a pastoral community.
The Qodqod community has shown a great interest in participating the matching grant initiative by co-financing the activities they prioritized during the participatory community consultations through community contributions where the community in Qodqod village will raise $10,000 (Ten thousand dollars) and then the project will match it with $40,000 (forty thousand dollars) at a ratio of 1:4 and the estimated activity cost will be $50,000 (fifty thousand dollars). This is not the first time/activity Qodqod community are co-funding, they have also co-funded the fencing of five (5) productive farming matched with Deegaan-bile project. the community have established a Community Project Implementation Unit (CPIU) who will lead the implementation of the identified priorities from fundraising to completion of the Rehabilitation and upgrading of the Administration Block.
The activity identification is a decision that the community has unanimously reached together with the district and regional Authority, as this contributes to both social integrations, enhance security and government presence in hard-to-reach locations. The community committees attended the participatory planning process and local fundraising training to empower and transfer skills to the selected Community Project Implementation Unit (CPIU). The rehabilitation and upgrading of the Administration Block will enhance the service delivery to the community and also boost the social cohesion between the communities and the local administration.
Thanks for contributing towards re-building the infrastructural facilities, especially the upgrading of the Administration that will promote social cohesion through improved peace and security.