The Cross River State House of Assembly Committee on Local Government, Political and Chieftaincy Affairs has began it’s oversight function on Local Government Councils across the State beginning with Akamkpa Local Government.Speaking while addressing the Council Chairman and his team, the Chairman of the House Committee, Rt. Hon. Mathew Olory said the essence of the oversight is to streamline the activities of the Local Government for better performance. He added that the Committee visit is to receive first hand information on the budgeting processes and financing in the Local Government. Olory stated that the oversight function was necessary in order to stabilize and streamline the running of local government administrations expenditure. The House Committee Chairman and his team queried the report presented by the Council Chairman that it’s not detailed enough.Also speaking the Member representing Yala 1 State Constituency urged the Council Chairman to always have a cordial working relationship with his counselors for effective service delivery. The Member representing Bakassi Rt. Hon. Ekpo Ekpo Bassey and Rt. Hon. Ogbor ogbor udom representing Biase call on the Council to be guided by its budget in the execution of projects and also emphasied project that will be of benefit to the people. They thanked the council Chairman and his team for the giant strides and even developmental projects across the Local Government Area and ask for more detailed document to be forwarded to the Committee.
The Chairman of Akamkpa Local Government Council, Hon. Linus Etim, thanked the House Committee Members for the visit and added that the visit will spour them to work hard for the development of the Local Government Area. Hon. Linus Etim in his welcome address, expressed his optimism over the capabilities of persons in the House Committee on Local Government Political and Chieftaincy Affairs, he said no doubt that the Committee will help Local Government across the State to achieve it’s set target in terms of developmental projects. He however added that his administration will collaborate with the State Assembly in providing meaningful development to the grassroot level in Akamkpa.+3LikeCommentShare