27th January 2022 | Community Town Hall Meeting
Special Guests: Mai Ungwa, Salihu Jagaba Kuta
Councillor Bangagiya Ward, Kuta, Hon. Gambo Ahmed
Summary of the Meeting
The town hall meeting was aimed at educating the citizens on the constitutional roles of local government officials. The meeting also provided a platform for people to ask questions on matters that affect their lives directly, strengthening the capacity of citizens to advance government accountability at the local government level.
Arrival of Participants and Registration
Dignitaries present in the meeting were recognised and participants were registered.
The opening prayer was said by the community Islamic leader, Mallam Yusuf Usman.
The welcome address was delivered by the community leader, Alhaji Salihu Jagaba Kuta. In his address, he welcomed the religious leaders, the Bangajiya Ward Council, citizen journalists, and the entire community members. He particularly thanked the sponsors of myLGA project for organising the community hall meeting and appreciated the community delegates and the entire participants for coming. He urged participants to freely express themselves and make meaningful contributions to the meeting.
The Purpose of the Gathering
One of the leaders of the community, Mal Gambo Abdullahi anchored the meeting. He explained that the objective of the meeting is to discuss some of the challenges facing the community and to brainstorm better ways to address them.
The Honourable Councillor representing Bangajiya ward, Hon. Gambo Ahmed gave the keynote address. In his speech, he thanked myLGA for organising this meeting and urged the participants to discuss solutions to the challenges confronting Shiroro LGA.
Challenges in the LGA
The community members outlined the major challenges that they encounter in the LGA, some of which include:
- The worsening security issue in Shiroro LG and the deactivation of the mobile network.
- The urgent attention that needs to be given to some of the Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and the primary schools in the LGA.
- Lack of potable water in the LGA, most especially in the Bangajiya ward in Kuta.
- Lack of government support for the small-scale business owners (youths and women).
To offer possible solutions to the challenges outlined, a five-person committee including women and youths representatives was appointed to write a letter to the LG Chairman informing him of the challenges identified and follow up to ensure the issues are resolved.
- Abdullahi Kasim
- Mall Audu
- Amina Salihu
- Hannatu Abass
- Danladi Gado
The closing remark was delivered by the women leader, Amina Salihu. In her remark, she appreciated myLGA project sponsors for organising the forum and encouraged the committee members to do their best to present the challenges identified to the appropriate agency and the concerned authority for solutions. Thereafter the meeting was brought to a close with a prayer said by the Christian leader in the community.
Refreshment and Departure
Refreshments were served and thereafter the meeting was brought to a close with a closing prayer said by the Christian leader.