A local support organization, Graduate Emporium Consortium (GREMPCO) has taken up the task of measuring the needs of the people of Tiko to insert in the Tiko Council Log Book. The program called Communal Development Plan (CDP) for Tiko Council was launched at the Tiko Council Hall on August 9, 2019, under the supervision of the Divisional Official for Tiko Subdivision. The Chief Executive Officer of GREMPCO, Eyong Eyong Thaddeus indicated that the program is all about wealth creation, job creation, capacity building, and poverty alleviation among others.
Launching the CDP, the Mayor of Tiko Council, Chief Moukondo Daniel Ngande stated that the constituent elements of the local support organization data will be a consolidation of the Council’s institutional diagnosis, urban space diagnosis, village by village diagnosis, sector diagnosis and endogenous solutions. Eyong Eyong of GREMPCO pleaded with the over 100 participants present at the launch to sensitise their various communities. “This project is about the locals. So as we will be going to the field, they should open their doors, cooperate with us and identify their problems so that together, we can be able to make their communities better places,” he beseeched.
A son of Missellele village, Nyah Calvin, affirmed that the launch availed to them an opportunity to look back in history and see where Tiko was, where it is today and see what they can do in curving out Tiko for a better future. He outlined some problems facing his community which run across pipe borne water, unstable electrical flow, poor hygiene and sanitation, stray animals and poor health care. He is hopeful that the CDP will address some of the above-mentioned problems in his community within the shortest time.Hoping the project will make life better; the Mayor of Tiko Council recalled the journey of CDP with PNDP which started on July 16, 2010 through the signing of a co-financing agreement. He enumerated many projects that have been realised in Tiko Council Area with the support of PNDP.