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Uduaghan orders auditing of community devt c’ttee

By Austin Ogwuda
Asaba — DELTA State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has vowed to pursue the principles of accountability and due process so that funds released to government agencies are properly utilised and accounted for, even as he ordered the scrutiny of the accounts of some Community Develop-ment Committees (CDCs).

Speaking while receiving report from the State Technical Support Committee on Niger-Delta, the governor said the accounts of some of the Community Development Committees in the state would be scrutinised.

He made it clear that the Community Development Committees should live up to expectation and champion grassroots development rather than being a liability, while promising to assess the performance of individual Development Committees.

“We are going to look at these bad cases because we are a government of accountability. They have to account for funds given to them,” he stated.

Presenting the report, the Chairman of the Technical Committee, Prof. Sam Oyovbaire urged the state government to bring the Community Development Committee under one directorate headed by a civic commissioner for better performance.

Oyovbaire said three of the twelve community Development Committees in the state excelled in performance and they include Orere, Okere Urhobo and Agbarha and  indicted others especially Egbama/Opuama and Gbaramatu Committees for what he called “Leadership deficits and liability.”

The Chairman of the Committee also expressed disappointment in the operation of NDDC Delta  State Office even as he explained that their attitude to work has brought enormous difficulties in the management of NDDC and appealed to the governor to intervene.


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