December 16, 2020. In this era of development in the Bangsamoro, women rise and recall stories of sacrifices in times of war.
Ustadza Halima Hashim of the MILF Social Welfare Committee (SWC) spoke about gratitude and dedication during the recent gathering in Brgy. Inug-ug, Pikit, North Cotabato within the Camp Rajamuda for the turnover ceremony of the solar-powered water system (Level II) project implemented in support to the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).
Ustadza Halima recalled that in times of battle “we could not meet and convene like this; we get water from marsh for daily use”.
“We have to be grateful for all this development happening at present. We remember those who sacrificed, those who shed blood. They are not with us anymore, today”, the respected-woman told.
She added “now that we see this development, we have to work together and harder”.
Ustadza Halima is a sister of the late MILF founding chairman Salamat Hashim. She possesses a leadership charm, being the chair of SWC Liguasan Province. As a woman-leader in the woman-wing of the MILF, she has the respect, trust and support of fellow women members, other stakeholders and of the whole community.
Water source in Brgy. Inug-ug are deep well and artisan well, that provides water for washing and bathing but is not safe for drinking. People have to buy purified water for drinking from the town center. Now with the project, safe water source is within their reach, installed at near the household beneficiaries of the project.
The turnover ceremony
Turnover Ceremony of the SEI project for Mindanao Trust Fund – Reconstruction and Development Project Phase II (MTFRDP/2) marks the official passing of the responsibility on operation, maintenance and sustainability of the project to the People’s Organization (PO) formed in the community/barangay. In this, the PO will officially receive a certificate of acceptance and turnover, which will symbolize the authenticity of this significant event, where various sectors, stakeholders and partners witness the activity. Implementing agency reminds the PO of the trainings provided to them and urge them to apply all those learning and skills towards the operation, maintenance and sustainability of the project.
During the turnover of the project in Inug-ug- CAMP RAJAMUDA, various stakeholders and partners came and shared the celebration and success of the project- that signify the peace and development in the region.
- Task Force on Camps Transformation (Camp Rajamuda)
- Bangsamoro Planning and Development Authority (BPDA-BARMM)
- Office of MP O. Salik (Bangsamoro Transition Authority)
- International Monitoring Team (IMT)
- Municipal Local Government Unit- Pikit, North Cotabato
- Barangay Local Government Unit- Inug-ug, Pikit, North Cotabato
- MILF Political Committee
- People’s Organization
- Community Members
- Tamontaka Builers
- Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF)
- Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA Inc.)
- Community and Family Services International (CFSI)
IN PHOTOS: TURN-OVER CEREMONY OF SOLAR POWERED WATER SYSTEM LEVEL II IN CAMP RAJAMUDA