Experts seek reflection of realities in Anambra budget

Anambra State

Anambra state. PHOTO: jujufilms

This disturbing trend was highlighted in Awka on Wednesday by the Director, African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD), Dr. Otive Igbuzor, in his address at the Voice to the People (V2P) Policy Dialogue on Anambra State 2015 Budget and Emerging Issues.

Igbuzor noted that the state government rakes in so much money monthly in internally generated revenue (IGR) from all these but that over the years, the duty-bearers and service providers have not been delivering.

This failure, matched with the high population density and high rate of urbanization, he said, leads to overcrowding, resulting in pollution, diseases and social vices. Others include congestion, housing shortages, unemployment, inadequate solid waste management, inadequate infrastructure, lack of access to safe drinking water and land for agriculture.

To stem this and see improved social, political and economic wellbeing of the people, he tasked indigenes to hold the government to account. The V2P Dialogue, he disclosed, was conceptualised to influence policies and practices that would support the best enabling environment for improved service delivery.

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