OGI/ OGP Stomp the Provinces on Quarterly National Consultation
The Open Government Initiative (OGI) that is charged with the responsibilities of taking the people closer to Government and bring the Government closer to people are currently engaged on a nation wild tour starting from last week on quarterly national consultation on the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) taking OGP National Action Plan (NAP) progress report card to the people. (Photo: participants at meeting)
In Kenema a team comprises of the program manager, the communication officer, the Open Government Initiative (OGI) media men and women and the steering committee members of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) engaged stakeholders of Kenema District, members of civil society, disable people, MDAs, and members of the fourth estate among others at the new Kenema District Council hall Nyadenyama road Kenema city.
In his opening remarks, the chairman of the programme who also doubles as the executive director for a civil society organization called FoDDE Falla Bockarie welcome all present and thanked the Open Government Initiative (OGI) and the steering committee members of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) for hosting such programme in their district, adding that the programme is timely and important and therefore called on the directorate of the Open Government Initiative (OGI) to be holding such programs in the district on regular basic.
Explaining the purpose of their coming is to come back to the people to explain to them how fare the OGP has gone in implementing its five grand challenges that includes improving public service delivery, increasing public integrity, more effective managing public resources and increasing corporate accountability.
He said they reason why they have decided to do the consultation at district level is to prevent or stops the spread of the Ebola disease, to less the population to get feedback ie random sampling, the services of belonging and awareness of the people, adding that the consultation are going with a report card to the people which the tools for the feedback is through town hall meetings and radio program including calls and text message.
He reiterated that the 11 commitments includes Implementing integrity pact, pass Achieve and record management act, scale up and deepen performance management and service delivery, increase compliance with audit measures, establish single Treasure Account, Enact Extractive industries Revenue, Scale up Extractive industry Transparency initiative, Improve Monitoring of the Mining and Agricultural agreement and contracts revised made public, Implement Right to Access of Information law and Establish an Open Data Portal
Delivery the vote of thanks, the paramount chief’s representative P C Forwai of Dama chiefdom said the meeting called by OGI is not a new thing to him as he has attended similar meetings on several time be organized by OGI and therefore extend his thanks and appreciation to the Executive of OGI mad. Khadija Sesay for the good works.
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