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Pro-PAG, KMC Hold Interactive Dialogue

Sep 11, 2009, 8:25 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

The Pro-Poor Advocacy Group (Pro-PAG), in collaboration with the Kanifing Municipal Council yesterday organised an interactive meeting between duty bearers and right holders in the Kanifing Municipality, at the council's premises.

The meeting, funded by UNICEF, brought together duty bearers and right holders and other stakeholders to discuss issues on various selected topics.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, John C. Njie, the Acting Director Pro-PAG, said the meeting, among others, was aimed at highlighting the reasons for the budgetary allocation in the area of health, water, sanitation and housing. He said the meeting would discuss issues, such as to the needs of women and children empowerment.

According to him, the meeting will also enhance effective service delivery by making duty bearing more accountable and efficient.

For his part, Mr. Omar Jobe said the idea behind the meeting is to create a space for constructive dialogue, aimed at enhancing development results.

He added that duty bearers are entrusted with the responsibility to deliver service to the public.

Also speaking at the meeting, Mr. Nyakassi Jarju, the Chairman of the meeting said the main objective of the meeting is to explore ways of working for positive change in the Kanifing Municipality, encourage public debate, participation and advocacy for enhanced allocation to resources for basic and social services.