Kaduna Govt, UNICEF Reinstates Commitment To Project Monitoring, Evaluation

Kaduna Govt, UNICEF Reinstates Commitment To Project Monitoring, Evaluation 

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Mr. Utpal Moitra Chief Officer ‎UNICEF Kaduna field office addressing newsmen

By Alex Uangbaoje ‎

‎Kaduna State government said it is committed to institutionalising monitoring and evaluation of its projects across the state. 

Speaking during the 2015 review and 2016 planning meeting of the State Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning in partnership with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Kaduna Field office, the permanent secretary of the Ministry Mr. Peter Bakam told journalists that one of the major priority for the rest of 2015 and 2016 is to ensure that there is proper monitoring and evaluation of projects.

‎”The review meeting is to access what has been accomplished under the signed work plans between his excellency the governor Malam. Nasir El-Rufai and UNICEF.”

“We are also ready to restrategies on the immediate activities that need to be implemented between now and next year to achieve the more desired impact especially that which this government want to achieve.” He said. 

‎According to him, “the concern of women and children is a top priority for this administration that why we consider this year’s review as very apt and it has come at the right time.”

Concerning government partnership with UNICEF Peter said “alots ‎has been done in the area of immunisation, you know preventive health is very key getting the quality of life of the people especially children in the area of nutrition as well UNICEF is partnering with the government and that’s another area where children can be supported to get quality life.”

Also speaking, Mr. Utpal Moitra Chief Officer ‎UNICEF Kaduna field office said the Mid-year review meeting is about state priorities to which UNICEF is joining hand with government in areas where it is contributing.

‎”The media review is also about how well the partnership has gone in the last six months? what changes has taken place? what are the corrections that we need to make in the next six months.”

‎”Every sector has made their presentations and stated what their ‎achievements are, their constraints and they have made recommendations for the remaining six months and off-course the 2016 work plan.”

“As we look at the 2016 work plan, we want to know what are the state priorities, what are the collaboration the UNICEF and the state will like to have? and the areas where UNICEF will chip in, so am looking forward to it”. Mr. Utpal explained. ‎

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