Wole Soyinka Centre/Albarka FM Holds One-Day Town Hall Meeting With Kwara Communities On Good Governance and Accountability

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The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative journalism in collaboration with Albarka 89.9 FM, Ganmo, Kwara State on Thursday 24th of November, organized a one-day sensitization program on Good Governance and Accountability with representatives of communities and groups in Kwara state.

The sensitization program funded by the MacArthur Foundation had in attendance, 28 people including representatives of persons with disabilities and artisans drawn from various communities in the state.

The program was held at City-In-Hotel, G.R.A Ilorin, Kwara state capital on their responsibilities as citizens and the roles expected from the people elected to represent them at the legislative and executive arms of government to good governance and accountability.

They were also enlightened on the way to channel their community’s needs, such as infrastructure and other requests to the constituency office of their lawmakers and appropriate government offices.

The participants were sensitized by the trio of Kayode Abdulazeez, Joshua Ashonibare of Albarka 89.9 FM, Ilorin and Fatimoh Dikko of Enetsud,

Speaking, a participant Mr. Abioye Thomas from the Afenifere/Mafile community in Onireke in Ilorin South Local Government area of Kwara state lauded the initiative behind the town hall sensitization meeting and sought clarification on the interest of the finances of the program.

Another participant Mr. Abdulfatai Zakariyahu from Olokonla community in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State said “a program of this nature would serve as a wake-up call to us as citizens, and further enable us to know our rights and his we can assess the performance of our representatives.

Abdulfatai, also seized the occasion to appeal to the government and their representatives at the federal and state assembly over their community needs such as electricity, renovation of classrooms, and good access roads to transport their farm produce.

Participants were drawn from various communities across the three senatorial districts of the state, including representatives of people with disabilities (PWDs) and artisans.

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