Enhancing Citizen’s Participation in Local Governance, Anka Zamfara State

 

March 24, 2021 | 2nd Anka LG Town Hall Meeting | Wuya Village square, Anka

Special Guests: His Royal Highness, Dr. Attahir Muhd Ahmad, Emir of Anka. 

Royal Father, Alhaji Attahir Muhd, Head of District, Wuya. 

Alhaji Muhd dodo, Secretary, Anka Emirate Council.

Nasir Garba Anka, Professor of Bioenergy, Biomass & Biofuel, Federal  University Gusau. 

Dr. Suleman Aliyu, Lecturer, Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto.

Galadima Ibrahim Muhd, Guest speaker.

Saratu Suleman, CJ Anka LG.

Following the #MyLG project in Zamfara State, the 2nd Anka town hall meeting was held to educate citizens on their constitutional roles, and that of the local government. In attendance were distinguished members of the local government area and other districts. 

The meeting themed, “Enhancing Citizens’ Participation in Local Governance”, provided a platform for discussions around local government accountability, citizen’s political participation, and how attention should be given to budget allocations within the local government, and the importance of ward councils in local government administration.

It was resolved that the local government would engage representatives of local organizations and groups in budget deliberations as well as ensure the participation of women and people with disabilities (PWDs) in governance. Also, it was agreed that a steering committee tasked with keeping the local government abreast on matters of public interest, be established. Citizens were urged to keep in touch with political wards and constantly demand accountability. A final resolution was a request for the inclusion of the #MyLG project in local government programs and budget allocations.

There were 37 participants – 20 men & 17 women.

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