Fambul Tok Launches Peoples Planning Process in Kongbora

 Paramount Chief Alfred Saidu Ndomawa Banya together with chiefdom stakeholders has welcomed the inception of the peoples planning process (PPP)in Kongbora Chiefdom. The event took place at the chiefdom headquarter town of Bauya  on Saturday August 11,2018.

PC Banya said,‘I am happy that my chiefdom will be benefiting from the PPP. The reputation of FambulTok is to bring peace and development to communities divided by conflicts. We need them now. Our chiefdom still practices sorcery and under aged FGM that causes conflicts and all sorts of problems. I urge you to stop these bad practices. We have together endorsed the PPP and hope the process will start soon; and also selected the sequence in which the 10 communities (Gibina, Senehun, Tongea, Mokorewa, Mowoto, Mobonor, TaninihunMboka, Gondama and Mongere) will set up their structures.’

FambulTok’s Head of Peace Mothers, Lilian Morsay explained that the entire process is anchored on the experiences of the war, the Ebola outbreak and the values of Fambul Tok ; and the need to seal the cracks in the community cup and prevent wastage of resources and efforts by NGOs and government agencies alike.

‘We listen and learn from the communities and accompany them to find solutions to their problems...solutions based on good cultural practices. Politics have divided people and communities – especially the past elections. So we need to work to create national cohesion to foster development’, she said.

MoyambaDistrict CouncilDeputy Chairman Alfred Banya welcomed the PPP and called for national cohesion and inclusiveness. CouncillorBanyasaid the mistakes of the past must not be repeated. Everybody should be on board.He informed the section chiefs that between September and October council will embark on consultations for the preparation of annual budget.

Solomon Yarjoh, FambulTok’sNational Communications Officer, said NGOs and other agencies often embarked on development activities without consultation and involvement of communities. ‘We can find around the tragedy of failures and wastage of resource all around in the form of white elephants. The PPP will be an initiative from you based on your felt needs and priorities. This is what NGOs, development partners and council will use as blue print to support the chiefdom. The communities will set up Community Welfare Mediation Committees (CWMC) that will be tasked with preventing and resolving conflicts in the communities

The launching of the PPP will be followed by community preparedness meetings, training of CWMC members, and identification of needs by communities and development of the chiefdom plan which be handed over to District Council and other developmental partners

  

on 14 August 2018