Thursday, 4 June 2015

Non-Gov. Organisation Tasks Legislators On Good Governance

A Non-Governmental Organisation, State Accountability and Voice Initiative, SAVI, Anambra State chapter, recently organized a-one day symposium to reflect on the outcome of 2015 general election and proffer possible solutions for future elections, and good governance.

SAVI, while attributing low performance and denial of dividend of democracy on the part of political office holders as reasons for lack of monitoring and confrontation of political office holders by the appropriate stakeholders after elections, further tasked civil societies, media, corporate bodies and electorates on facts documentation and publications.

The organization equally tasked politicians to strive to be accountable through stringent adherence to their earlier campaign promises once they are in office.

Declaring the workshop open earlier, the Anambra State team leader of SAVI, Mr. Greg Anyaegbudike said the symposium was meant to correct the high level of corruption engulfing the nation presently and communication gaps between the leaders and the led in various public office holders.

“I challenge the Civil Society Organisations, Media, corporate bodies and well-meaning Nigerians, especially across the Anambra State to show patriotism and concern about the activities of our political office holders”, he said.

Speaking on a lecture, one of the resource persons, Chief Malachy Chuma Ochie, and Anambra State Programme Officer of SAVI, Chika Okoh reiterated the needs for lawmakers to purse people-oriented bills and to promote good governance through lawmaking.  
The high-point of the seminar was the group discussion and the brainstorm of the way out of the legislative low feat.        



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