✕ CLOSE Online Special City News Entrepreneurship Environment Factcheck Everything Woman Home Front Islamic Forum Life Xtra Property Travel & Leisure Viewpoint Vox Pop Women In Business Art and Ideas Bookshelf Labour Law Letters
Click Here To Listen To Trust Radio Live
SPONSOR AD

EFCC sensitizes stakeholders on budget monitoring at Kwali

Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, represented by the director of Public Affairs of the commission, Mr. Osita Nwaja, said the town hall meeting was…

Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, represented by the director of Public Affairs of the commission, Mr. Osita Nwaja, said the town hall meeting was the first in the series of meetings expected to run across the six area councils of the FCT. He said the initiative was aimed at facilitating “transparent public budgeting that reflects peoples priority and participation in budget monitoring and expenditure tracking.” He added that it will also strengthen collaboration between various actors in the public domain including citizens, civil society, private and public sector outfits.
“When information on budgeting is denied the citizens, corruption undoubtedly thrives largely because information on the most basic things of life, including health care, potable waters, schools, fertilizer distribution to farmers, good roads among others are not accessible,” he said.
In his comments, Chairman, Kwali Area Council, Mr. Ibrahim Daniel, observed that the town hall meeting organized by the EFCC was timely especially as the council was about to prepare its annual budget for the year 2014. He disclosed that the council had directed all the heads of departments of the council and supervisors to ensure that the projects to be captured are people oriented ones, noting that such can only be realized when it is participatory.