The Federal Government has restated its resolve to end the era of poor implementation and abandonment of projects nationwide.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Millennium Development Goals, SSAP-MDG, Dr. Precious Gbeneol, stated this, last weekend while commissioning two primary health care centres, (PHCs), and a water scheme in Imo state.
Her words: “The era of poor implementation and abandonment of projects are over as the Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s administration has successfully put in place a mechanism that will effectively place both contractors and officials monitoring MDG projects in proper check.”
Gbeneol also used the opportunity to flag off “enhancing citizens’ engagement protocol for accelerating the attainment of the MDGs in Nigeria”, otherwise known as “Amebo”.
She noted that the project, being implemented in 21 local council areas through the Conditional Grant Scheme, CGS, of the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGs, was designed to develop and strengthen tools and mechanisms to ensure that voices of the communities became part of the decision making process in the country
“We are in collaboration with our international development partners, particularly the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with assistance from the Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund (DGTTF), in implementing this project,” Dr. Gbeneol said.
The Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, who received the Federal Government team, described the new policy as “a worthy move to place citizens, who are the beneficiaries of the projects on the driver’s seat of projects implementation”.