PROBLEMS AFFECTING RURALCOMMUNITIES IN KANO

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PROBLEMS AFFECTING RURALCOMMUNITIES IN KANO

Problem identified , Poverty (rampant) , Potable water supply (lacking or inadequate) , Agricultural inputs (expensive, irregular supply .

Aerial View of Sabon Garri, Kano
Aerial View of Sabon Garri, Kano
Road network (bad, absent, abandoned) , Health facility (inadequate, poorly equipped) , Electricity supply (absent, irregular) , Farm yield (low), Moral decadence among youths, Lack of support from government , Lack of cooperation among the people , School buildings (dilapidated) ,Market stalls (absent, dilapidated) , High dropout rate among school children , Literacy centre (not functional) groups in the state.

There is a greater awareness technical, entertainment as well as information con of needs and problems by communities as shown in tributions by members. As an encouragement, gov Tablel. Projects that have been implemented by ernment's grantinaid ranged from N300,000to communities span infrastructure: water, roads, reli N1,500,000 annually from 1986 to 1995. region related, environmental, educational, etc;.

The UNDP Poverty Alleviation Programmes in well as productionoriented ventures and cooper the state have aimed at capacity building through ative activities (Table 19.2) (Shittu, 1999) Projects the development of skills, job creation, gender are implemented through financial, material, labour, empowerment, development of literacy and the