From organizing capacity building workshops for Government Officials to providing comprehensive analysis on policy influencing and advocacy campaigns, the PROACT PROJECT by OXFAM Nigeria, is playing a leading role in fostering community development in Kebbi.
This was evidenced in the just concluded 3 days Kebbi State-Wide Joint Local Government Areas Learning Meeting held recently in Birnin Kebbi, where Enoch Bamaiyi, the Livelihood Program Officer, PROACT PROJECT promised to provide technical support to all Local Government Areas in the State.
According to him, “Community Development Planning (CDP) can lay a solid foundation for good governance and facilitate the economic growth of poverty-stricken communities. We promise to partner with all Local Government Areas in CDP, action plan development and replication of PROACT Components”.
While appreciating OXFAM for the training, Yusha’u Muhammad, from the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Jega Local Government, speaking on behalf participants, described the event as a “great program, excellently packaged to ensure good governance in local communities; and community participation in budget planning”.
He said the Directors of Ministries across the 21 Local Government Areas of the State will come up with an action plan in a bid to implement what was being taught.
The 3 days event was aimed at encouraging other local government areas to replicate the Village Savings and Loans scheme which has proven successful in Birnin Kebbi, train participants to adopt pro-poor methodologies in delivering fundamental human and social services, and community development planning.
Participants of the event were the Directors Personel Management and Directors Budget and planning from the 21 Local Government Areas of the State, Heads of Government ministries and media officials.