Following the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on trade and service delivery and the corresponding negative impact it will further have on post-pandemic economies, the Jema’a Local Government Rapid Response Team Chairman, Hon Peter Danjuma Averik has constituted a 5-man committee as a proactive measure to develop a comprehensive post Covid-19 economy recovery and sustainability blue print for the Team.
The committee’s term of reference among others is to identify local trades worst affected by the lockdown imposed by the government to prevent the novel Coronavirus pandemic from taking root and spreading in the state and to come up with practical suggestions on how best to redeem them.
The committee is headed by Professor John Dada of the Fantswuam Foundation. Other members include: Dr Jolly Jatau, Hon Luka Ayuba, councillor representing Takau ward and chairman committee on Revenue and economic matters Jema’a local government legislative Council, as well as Mr Peter Ochu and Mr Godwin Akau representing Red Cross International and Community Development Charter (CDC Champions) kafanchan zone respectively.
According to the chairman, “Covid-19 pandemic has affected most local enterprises which are the major sources of livelihood in most communities in the local government and the live wire of the nation’s economy at large. Hence the need to bring them back to stream to mitigate the likely increase in economy hardship among the people.”
The chairman hopes the committee would take the responsibility very serious and do a good job as the success of the local government Rapid Response Team’s intention in this regard is hinged on the document.
The committee has ten (10) days within which to submit its report.