Communities in Ekiti State have each submitted the list of three priority projects to the State Ministry of Rural Development and Community Empowerment.
The lists were submitted by the Chairmen and Secretaries of each Community Development Association simultaneously in the six Federal Constituency Headquarters in Ado, Aramoko, Ido, Ikole, Omuo, Ise.
Reacting to the development, the State Commissioner for Rural Development and Community Empowerment, Mr. Olabode Folorunso said that the development was in line with Agenda 1 of the present administration which focuses on participatory governance.
Mr. Folorunso recalled that Governor Kayode Fayemi embarked on village meetings in all the sixteen local government areas last year before preparations of the budget to enable each community have an input in the budget.
He stressed that the gesture was to enable each community have a deep sense of belonging in the administration, adding that thorough supervision by the benefitting communities would curb the issue of failed projects.
In their remarks, the Community Leaders described the idea as a welcome development and a novel opportunity to participate in governance.
Mr. Adeoye Ajayi from Ido-Ile noted that the idea was unprecedented in the history of the state, adding that it would go a long way in transforming all communities in the state.
Dr. Timothy Ikudaisi from Erio-Ekiti said that the style of governance of the present administration is an indication that Governor Fayemi would ensure a rapid spread of development to all towns and villages in the state.
Dr. Ikudaisi emphasised that the system would enable the Governor to have an unfettered first hand information about the problems of each community.
Last modified: April 4, 2013