14st March 2021 | Community Town Hall Meeting
- Alh. Muhammad lawal Dauran, Secretary, Maru LG
- Nasiru Abdullahi Maru, Department of Political Science, UDUS Sokoto
- Bashir Umar Aero, Personal Assistant to Sole Administrator, Maru LG
- Alh. Sani Suleiman, Director of Social, Maru LG
- Salisu Ahmad Umar, Citizens Journalist, Maru LGA
The 1st #MyLG Maru LG town hall meeting was attended by Maru local government officials, councilors, youths and women organizations, social media organizations, and many others. The meeting themed, ”Ensuring Active Citizens participation in Local Government Governance”, was designed to look for possible ways forward in active citizens’ participation in local governance, particularly in policymaking, budgeting, and project tracking to meet public needs.
The interactive session touched many areas of governance such as how well citizens can engage with duty bearers and the provision of social amenities by the local government with a view of improvising social wellbeing and economic development.
Resolutions reached included the active participation of community leaders, organizations, and people with disabilities (PWD) in local governance. The local government was tasked to provide death, birth, and marriage registrars, water, street lights, good roads, central markets, better schools, and other social services, in addition to maintenance of order.
Emphasis was made on making efforts to harness local mineral resources within the community for revenue generation and providing skill acquisition training for the people.
From the discussions, resolutions were reached to make representatives of local organizations and groups participate in Anka LG budget deliberations. The local government was also enjoined to ensure the active participation of women and people with disabilities (PWDs) in the decision-making process.
Below are pictorial representations of the participants.