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Stakeholders Commends  USAID State2State on Inclusion in Budget Formulation, Tracking

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Stakeholders Commends  USAID State2State on Inclusion in Budget Formulation, Tracking

Onuminya Innocent in Sokoto 

Community stakeholders that participated at a two-day training on tracking implementation of Community Development Charter, CDC,  projects in Sokoto state, have commended  USAID State2State, for their inclusion in budget formulation and tracking.

They also resolved that performance of volunteers should be revisited and reviewed, to ascertain their level of performance and the inclusion of officials of the ministry of budget and economic planning in the team.

USAID State2State CE/CB Specialist, Munachiso Odulana, remarked thus, “the essence of the meeting is that, the governed should be involved in governance.

“Our training is impactful. You can see community leaders including traditional and religious leaders, PLWDs, business communities among others throughout the five local government areas of our coverage, put heads together and came up with four thematic projects identified for the benefit of the people.

“Significantly, their requests defers but, cut across health, roads, youth empowerment, solar light, just to mention a few.

“We are glad that some of these thematic areas selected by the community engagement team across the local government areas have been captured in their budget and work is steadily progressing.”

While Usman Sani Umar, Director Programme, Community Development Charter, CDC, elaborated extensively on review of the CDC process in local government budget. Open Government Partnership, OGP Co-Chair, Dr Auwal Ahmed Musa, after he did a  review of the CDC process in Sokoto state budget further, explain the roles of focal LGA officials in CDC tracking and reporting process.

Roles of MDA officials/CSOs in CDC tracking and reporting process and, CDC tracking and reporting template were handled by Munachiso Odulana.

On day two, areas where emphasis was focused on are, GESI Sensitivity in tracking and reporting CCD projects, identification of planned and ongoing CDC  projects at the state level/focal LGs and developing a CDC tracking and reporting plan at State/LG levels

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