By Vincent Ujumadu
AWKA â€” ANAMBRA State has been selected as one of the three states in the country for the implementation of the World Bank-supported State Governance and Capacity Building Project II, aimed at supporting states that have shown a clear commitment to reforms.
Speaking during the flag- off of the project in Awka, yesterday, the state Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Prof. Chinyere Okunna, described the selection of Anambra State for the project as a vindication of the state governmentâ€™s fiscal responsibility and accountability in the management of scarce resources.
Essentially, the programme would support efforts in public financial management, human resources management and capacity building, information systems, project management, development partnership, as well as monitoring and evaluation systems development.
She explained that the steering committee had the state Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, as the chairman, while the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget was the Vice-Chairman.
Other members of the committee include, Ministry of Finance, office of the Head of Service, Accountant-Generalâ€™s office, Board of Internal Revenue, Civil Service Commission, Auditor-Generalâ€™s office and two civil society organisations that are considered to be reform-oriented.
Okunna commended Governor Obi for personally attracting the project in spite of the stringent conditions that were required.