Bayelsa Government to constitute RDAs, assures of rural development project

Bayelsa State Government has indicated plans to set up caretaker
committees for the thirty-two Rural Development Authorities (RDAs)
in the state to facilitate grassroots development.

The Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, gave the
indication at consultative meetings with community leaders and
stakeholders of the three state constituencies in Yenagoa Local
Government Area of the state.

Senator Ewhrudjakpo described the move as a deliberate step to
broaden the scope of governance and bring government closer to the

The Deputy Governor noted that the RDA Committees would be
appointed soon to complement efforts of the state government in
terms of delivering the dividends of democracy as well as making the
people feel the impact of government in more meaningful ways.

He assured the community leaders that at the end of the ongoing
needs assessment meetings with all the twenty-four state
constituencies, several critical projects would be awarded and
executed in each community to address the priority needs of the

Senator Ewhrudjakpo thanked the people of Yenagoa Constituencies
One, Two and Three, particularly the Epie/Atissa people for their
peaceful disposition and continued support for the Peoples
Democratic Party and the Governor Douye Diri-led administration.

He, however, called on them to guard against their communities being
used as criminal hideouts to stockpile illegal arms for perpetration of
crimes and electoral violence.