JUMLA: A joint mission team of the Nepal government and United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) returned to Kathmandu after making on-site inspection in different VDCs of the district.
The joint team comprising DFID Nepal Chief Dominic O Neil, under-secretary each from Ministry of Health and Population and Ministry of Local Development, representatives from Care (CSP), Nepalgunj, KIRDARC-Nepal Jumla Office, Care Jumla Office has monitored the physical infrastructure, health status, quality education, accountability of government and non-government officials and status of open excreta free zone among other programmes implemented with the financial assistance of the DFID in Depalgaun, Gajryangkot, Guthichaur and Dillichaur VDCs.
During the monitoring, DFID Chief Neil said the UK government is ever positive to provide support for the development of Nepal rather not only for the need-based development of mountainous districts.
Under-secretary Kabiraj Khanal said change is visible in around 50 per cent of the population in rural area from the development perspective.
Similarly, another under-secretary Indu Ghimire recommended investing the budget allocated in local body to execute necessary plans rather than channelising entire budget resources in education sector alone.