Life Mission project: UAE Consul General inks deal instead of Red Crescent

Wadakkanchery: In what could emerge as a major turning point, the final agreement for the LIFE ( Livelihood, Inclusion and Financial Empowerment) Mission project of the state government to construct the housing scheme with a hospital at Wadakkanchery in Thrissur was signed between UAE Consul General of the state directly and Unitac Builders. 

As per the norms in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the contract should be signed between Red crescent authority based in UAE and Unitac Builders and Developers.

With the final agreement coming to the light, the state government and Red crescent are not in the picture.

The controversial agreement was signed on July 31, 2019 between UAE Consul General and Unitac managing partner Santosh Eapen. The agreement was to construct a housing complex and hospital on the government land.

On July 11,2019, U.V Jose, LIFE Mission Chief Executive Officer under state government signed the MoU with Red crescent authority which is selected as the consultancy for the implementation of the project.

However, the final agreement did not specify who the project consultant would be. Asianet Online