By Ndimbe Usmanu
Wheat production stood tall amongst the many resolutions arrived at during the 53rd North West Development Authority (MIDENO) Board of Directors' meeting of July 7, 2022.
This organisation that is charged with transforming the socioeconomic environment in the North West Region was encouraged during the conclave by its Board to venture into wheat production.
"The Board encourage MIDENO to venture into the production of wheat," governor Lele Lafrique board Chairman of the structure in his concluding remarks revealed.
Wheat production in the North West Region pundits say is a good decision that shall come a long way to boast local flour production in a bid to fight scarcity and combat price hikes that has been scaling new heights as a result of the war in Ukraine.
Apart from projecting on future achievements including the wheat production venture strong proposal, the works and realisations of MIDENO under Cletus Anye Matoya, General Manager also passed through the spyglass of the board.
The Board during the meeting devoted time to the examination and adoption of the 2021 Administrative and Management Accounts of the Authority. After the examination, the 2021 Administrative and Management Accounts of the institution were found worthy of approval.
Through its Chairman Lele L'Afrique Adolph, the board expressed satisfaction with the professional manner with which both Accounts were prepared and presented and added that there is need and room for improvement.
Appreciation marks were equally allocated to the Management of MIDENO for the acquisition of the Accounting Software to facilitate the Authority's accounting procedures.
Concerning acquisition of the Administrative Garage premises to lodge the MIDENO Heavy Duty Equipment Pool, the Board tasked the Management of MIDENO to forward the file to the Board Chairman for examination.
In addition, the Board lauded the initiative by Management to partner with the Ministry of Trade and Commerce in the area of encouraging coffee production in the region.
After thorough examination, the board concluded that Progress Report on the 2022 Investment realisations as at 31st May 2022 was good.
The board appreciated the partnership with the communities in the opening of rural roads using the MIDENO Heavy Duty Equipment as well as the revenue.
Created in 1981, MIDENO has the mission to coordinate, supervise and support rural development in the North West Region. The institution has the responsibility to meet the needs of the over 80% of the population involved in agriculture.