Election is the bedrock of any democracy because it offers the citizens the opportunity to elect those who will lead them. To be able to properly vote for candidate, there are usually the process of promise and acceptance of programs, projects, ideas and plans. These promises which are usually made during campaigns are now referred to as campaign promises. During elections, they are made in their thousands, both realizable and non realizable promises. When non realizable promises are made to sway citizens to vote for candidate who from the beginning has no interest in realizing the promises, it changes from promise to campaign swindles.
Rising from their election observatory roles, the Civil Society Organizations, CSOs who monitored the election noted that the November, 2017 Anambra State governorship election which has come and gone was all a win win situation for the people.
The members of Citizens Accountability Assembly (CAA), Ebonyi State, whose functions are to give collective voice to citizens and engage government to demand accountability have advocated for automated Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
Southeast leaders have been charged to ensure that they are transparent and accountable in their drive to develop their zones.
The Coalition of Civil Society Organizations, under the auspices of Citizens Accountability Assembly (CAA), anchored by CCIDESOR has described the failure of the Imo State Government led by Owelle Rochas Okorocha to present the 2018 budget as insensitivity to one of the most important document that drives development of a state.
A huge step has been taken towards the institutionalization of open and participatory budget process in Imo State after CCIDESOR and its open budget cluster paid advocacy visits to the Imo State Head of Service, The Clerk, and the Chief Whip of the House of Assembly. (more…)
18 members from our Citizens Accountability Assemblies- CAA have been trained on how to carry out effective budget survey on budget system in Imo State and strategies on how to gather the opinions of citizens using the scorecard instrument, of which the data would be used for engagement with the elected representatives.
CCIDESOR was on hand with several other Civil Society Organizations to share her experiences and success stories, having been one of the beneficiaries of the PIND CAPABLE training since 2015.
In ensuring that open budget becomes a reality in Imo State, the Citizens Center for Integrated Development and Social Rights, CCIDESOR has moved to collect over 1000 signature petitions from citizens of the state.
The German Ambassador to Nigeria, Bernhard Schlagheck has charged Journalists and Non-Governmental Organizations in Imo State to increase their advocacy and awareness on good governance.