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MANKAYAN, Benguet – The municipal government completed the improvement of its sub-office at Ambabag, Guinaoang to provide convenient space for the transacting public and ensure the safety of the structure and its premises.
Mayor Frenzel A. Ayong reported the funds used to improve the present market area and construct the long overdue drainage system of the public structure came from existing municipal development funds.
He said the construction of the drainage system from the structure towards the residential area below had been a long standing clamor of the people living in the place and that the same was found to be meritorious thus was prioritised for implementation.
“We want to sustain our efforts in making our sub-office safe for both our employees and the transacting public,” Mayor Ayong stressed.
The municipal chief executive claimed due to the limited funds of the local government, the implementation of additional projects to improve the town’s sub-office near Abatan, Buguias will phased until the full development of the structure.
Ayong explained the municipal government is striving to allocate its meager local development funds for the numerous priority development projects not only of the barangays but also of the municipality thus the phasing in the implementation of prioritized projects to realise significant gains in the projects.
According to him, it is important that there are projects that can be implemented that are visible and beneficial to the public, especially those in the rural areas of the municipality who had been deprived of quality infrastructure projects.
Aside from trying to allocate the municipal government’s limited resources for these needed projects, the mayor disclosed that linkages are now being established with concerned government agencies, the provincial government and the Office of Benguet Caretaker Congressman and Anti-Crime and Terrorism through Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) Party-list Rep. Eric Go Yap, to seek funding for the high-impact development projects identified with the barangay and municipal development councils.
He admitted that the present Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has significantly affected the mobility of people inside and outside their places which setback the gains of the established linkages of the municipal government although the same is being slowly regained with the resumption of operations of government and private offices where proposals from the municipality had been submitted for their action. By HENT