RUPFA Supports Development in Benin to Achieve the MDGs

RUPFA discloses its support to help Benin achieve the Millenium Development Goals for the country.

The Executive Director of RUPFA, Mr. Richard Ashaley and his team paid a working visit to Benin as part of its agenda to strengthen the work of the organisation in the country.

 The NGO is committed to helping Benin achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDG)’s as well as improve infrastructure for sustainable development.   Mr. Ashaley mentioned that there are efforts underway to assist RUPFA Benin, the country’s division of the NGO in implementing projects in line with its objectives for the country.  He said, “we are going to help Benin in her expectations so far as the Millennium Development Goals are concerned especially in achieving universal primary education”. 

He also disclosed that the current falling standards of education in Benin is a challenge to the development of the country. To improve this, RUPFA aims to ensure the construction of community libraries, new school blocks, and to develop a country-wide advocacy programme to raise the educational standards in the country.

Aside education, other projects outlined as part of RUPFA’s contribution to the development of Benin include initiatives to provide potable drinking water, agricultural and health programmes as well as income-generating programmes.

To support the agricultural sector of Benin, RUPFA aims to allocate irrigation systems, subsidized tractor operations and other agro-inputs to foster all-year-round farming in the country.

Mr. Richard Ashaley stated that the NGO will kickstart work first in communities in Cotonou including Dogbo-Tota, Abomey, Savalou and Natitingou, Kandi.  However, major activities of the organisation will be carried out in Bohicon, Bori, Ndali, Wonen and Gounarou, among other villages. He appealed to all stakeholders in the country, organizations and donors to support and cooperate with the NGO in their efforts to contribute to the development agenda of Benin.