Kwara Govt partners private organisations to develop state

The Kwara Government reiterated its determination to partner with private organisations for the rapid growth and development of the state.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Planning, Alhaji AbdulRasaq Folohunsho, made this known while receiving members of Connect Development (CODE) on advocacy visit in Ilorin on Wednesday.

Folohunsho said that the present administration was to its on its policies, and budget in order to ensure that government is efficiently administered and free of systemic corruption in handing of COVID-19 funds in the state.

He explained that the state government key in to fiscal transparency, accountability and sustainability programme which is a World Bank programme geared towards ensuring development, transparent budgetary activities and incorporate participations in the budget .
He stressed that Kwara is the first state to adopted Social Approach to cater for vulnerable groups in the state.

Earlier, the Programme Researcher, CODE, Dr Onyakachi Onuaha, said that programme is an NGO whose mission is to improve access to information and empower grassroots communities in Africa.

According to him, CODE partnership with OXFAM International in implementing the project, promoting transparency and accountability in federal and state government COVID-19 funds.

Dr Onuaha stated that aims to build the confidence in the role of Ministry of Finance and Planning plays a vital role in COVID-19 expenditure and provide the with accurate information related to the COVID-19 funds.

He commended Kwara Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq for embarking on people oriented policies and , which is resulting to improved standard of living of the people. ()

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