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Tracka Promotes Civic Participation and Efficient Service Delivery in Gombe State.

Tracka provides citizens with simplified budgetary information to enable them to monitor capital projects in their communities and give feedback to the government. Through advocacy at the rural communities, citizens are sensitised and strengthened to engage their Representatives at the National Assembly to be involved in the budget formulation process and inquire the status of the Federal Government’s zonal intervention projects accorded them.

In our bid to increase service delivery in Gombe State, we visited four communities: to engage residents on the constituency projects in the 2016 Budget. As at the time of visit in November, we observed many of the projects had not commenced, with only one completion and two ongoing projects.

The residents of Talase community were oblivious of the provisions and surprised about the enormous sum the Federal Government had earmarked for the rural communities in Gombe State.

One of the projects tracked is the construction of a block of 3 classrooms at Community College of Islamic Studies, Talase Balanga Ward at the cost of N15m. Talase is the headquarters of Balanga, with over 213,000 residents.  

Tracka Officer held a community engagement meeting with the indigenes in November 2016 to sensitise them on the provision. Afterwards, the community head sent a letter to their Representative, Sen. Joshua Lidani Moltobok and the responsible Ministries to inquire the status of the classroom projects.

Town Hall Meeting In Balanga
                                                      Town Hall Meeting at Balanga

The project commenced in January ; we confirm it is ongoing and the class provisions will enhance the learning conditions of the students of Talase upon completion.

Community College of Islamic Studies, Talase
               Construction of a block of 3 classrooms atCommunity College of Islamic Studies.

Tracka team also visited Junge Balanga to oversee the status of the construction of a block of two classroom offices and a store in  Ward 19  of Balanga for N72.9m. Tracka team sensitised the indigenes who were unaware of the provisions at a town hall meeting and encouraged them to write letters to their Representative at the National Assembly, Senator Joshua Lidani Moltobok. This project is ongoing.

 

 

 construction of a block of two classroom offices and a store
                      Construction of a block of two classroom offices and a store.

We also tracked the N30m Youth and Women Empowerment Project in Balanga / Billiri and confirmed its                    Implementation.

Provision of youth and women empowerment in Balanga billiri
                                      Provision of youth and women empowerment in Balanga

      Tracka will continue to engage the residents of Gombe to ensure better service delivery in the grassroots.

Published in Federal Government Report Tracka

One Comment

  1. Adegoroye Babatunde

    Adegoroye Babatunde

    This effort is needed in Nigeria to ensure value for money. Otherwise, a lot of projects will not be implemented.
    Keep it up.

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