PERL Support SLAMs to Develop Tools, Strategies for Monitoring in Kaduna

By Uangbaoje Alex, Kaduna

Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL), on Wednesday supported State Level Accountability Mechanisms in Kaduna State to develop tools and strategies to track and monitor implementation of projects.

The tools, according to PERL’s State Team Lead, Abel Adejor, at a one day session to review education tracking tool for adaption by Health, and Local Governance Mechanisms for tracking 2023 budget, is significant in tracking and monitoring procurements in infrastructure in the education, health and other sectors and service delivery in the state.

“We want to see how we can make the tool adaptable by other accountability groups, particularly Kaduna Education Accountability Mechanism (KADBEAM), Kaduna Maternal Accountability Mechanism (KADMAM), and Kaduna Local Government Accountability Mechanism (LGAM), including Tax Justice Network, Kaduna Social Protection Accountability Coalition, and the Disability Community and community members in the drive to strengthen accountability and transparency in budget implementation,” Adejor said.

He explained that some of the engagements in the past are paying off, as they influenced the manifestos of the 3 main contenders of the Guber election in the state.

He noted that the transition into a new administration has also thrown up a lots of challenges as majority of members of the State House Assembly, who are already used to the CS community are not returning, which is going to pose challenges to CS engagement with the legislature.

He therefore charged the CS community to re-strategise and brace up for more work in engaging the newly elected Assembly members.

The meeting was organised by PERL, a governance programme of the United kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in collaboration with the SLAMs.

The joint meeting by the mechanisms is a platforms where citizens groups and government meet to discuss progress and challenges in service delivery for transparency and accountability.
This is in line with the co-creation principle of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) between government and citizens.

Earlier, representatives of the SLAMs, had noted that reviewing the tracking tools was a crucial step towards effective monitoring of projects and programmes in critical sectors.


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