PRDP-BARMM Proponent Groups Undergo Training in Maguindanao
The Philippine Rural Development Project in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PRDP-BARMM), in its effort to mold every proponent group into self-sufficient and self-reliant organizations, conducted a Simple Bookkeeping and Recordkeeping Seminar for the five proponent groups from Maguindanao who are the recipients of micro enterprise subprojects on Goat Multiplication, Fattening and Marketing.
Through the project’s Investment for Rural Enterprise and Agriculture and Fisheries Productivity (I-REAP) component, the three-day seminar was held at the Beldent Star Hotel in Tacurong City on August 5-7, 2020 and was able to cater three participants from every proponent group composed of its president, treasurer and a staff who is involved in the financial transactions of the group.
In his welcome address, PPMIU Nulfarid S. Ampatuan stressed the importance of learning the processes of bookkeeping and recording of financial transactions as these will serve as significant guides for the proponent groups in their day-to-day transactions. He also pointed out that the leadership of Governor Bai Mariam Sangki-Mangudadatu would want to ensure the success of the existing proponent groups because this will bring in more PRDP subprojects.
He reminded the importance of observing proper communication protocols wherein the proponent groups avoid communicating directly to the PRDP Regional Project Coordinating Office (RPCO) for their concerns without the knowledge of the Provincial Project Management Implementation Unit (PPMIU).
Minister Dr Mohammad S. Yacob, of the MAFAR-BARMM, through his representative Mohammadali Guiamel, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the proponent groups for their efforts and participation that will, in one way or the other, contribute to the success of their subproject. “Tatabanga tanu, padtilendun tanu su nyaba a pedu a salig sa liketano’ (Let us help one another and sustain this small endeavor that is entrusted to us),” Guiamel said.
The highlights of the seminar included the recording of business transactions through journal entries, preparation of income statement, balance sheet, and other financial concerns which are anchored on the proponent groups’ actual enterprise operation from breeding to marketing of goats.
The members of the proponent groups were very interested in the seminar and were looking forward to more capacity training programs that will be provided by the PRDP-BARMM. Public health standards and protocols were observed during the entire conduct of the said seminar. (Sammy Ayub | RPCO BARMM)