The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has disclosed that it’s going to begin the second section of Constituency Projects Tracking Group Initiatives (CPTG).
Chairman of the Commission, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, who was represented by Commissioner for Cross River/Akwa Ibom states, Shola Shodipo, acknowledged this yesterday at a Town Hall Meeting titled, “My Constituency, My Project” in partnership with the National Orientation Agency (NOA), ActionAid and Up Right for Nigeria.
He stated the marketing campaign started in Abuja in November final 12 months and that the community-level campaign was taking place in all of the 36 states of the federation this week.
“The initiative, which began with the primary section in 2019 commenced with the monitoring of 12 states to find out whether or not constituency tasks had been executed and accomplished passable.
“This year, the commission will continue tracking projects as the second phase is about to commence. Importantly, the scope of the exercise has now been widened to include projects specifically developed and implemented by the executive arm of government,” he stated.
While tasking communities to carry their representatives accountable for constituency tasks, he stated legislative representatives, who choose tasks achieve this, as a result of they understood their wants.
“The coverage of constituency and different tasks for communities is legitimate proof that authorities means effectively for the folks and it’s by these tasks that authorities touches their lives.
“For this motive, beneficiaries want to point out curiosity within the choice, execution and use of those tasks. In order phrases, you could take possession of the tasks for sustainability in the long run.
“We wish to emphasise that government funds constituency and other projects with public money. This means the projects are not gifts or donations to your community by political representatives. They belong to the people as fruits of national resources and government responsibility,” he careworn.
Speaking, Director-General of NOA, Dr. Garba Abari, famous that ICPC has been dedicated in interrogating the method of location and implementation of constituency tasks.
Abari, who was represented by the State Director of NOA, Florence Osang, stated on this regard, the fee has discovered that the very important element course of was to get residents to take possession of their constituency tasks, as this may give real curiosity to protect and shield them.