Civil Society Organizations and connected development have called on the Rivers State Government to address some of the infrastructural decay and deficit impeding development in the oil-rich State, especially in the area of primary health centers in rural areas.
They made this known to journalists in Port Harcourt after an appraisal to ascertain the State of social infrastructure in the State.
In 2021 Civil Society Organizations Connected Development, CODE, whose duty is to hold Governments at all levels accountable, initiated the second phase of the project empowering oil-rich communities through evidence-based advocacy.
After an appraisal exercise, the CSOs said, it discovered that Primary Health Care in Rivers State especially the rural areas is in an appalling condition capable of undermining the well-being of rural dwellers.
The objectives of the Civil Society Organizations Code, which include increase awareness of citizens, government and other critical stakeholders on the state of rural infrastructure in Rivers State as well as mobilize citizens to advocate for a change in these sectors