By Murtala Muhammad
Participants at the USAID Accountability, Transparency, and Effectiveness (State2State) Activity, Grants Inception Meeting have been charged to be committed by ensuring transparent and accountable in the implementation of the activity’s three priority sectors of Health, Education and Water Sanitation and Hygiene, WASH.
The Deputy Chief of Party of the USAID State2State Activity, Mr. John Onyeakwu gave the charge in an address of welcome at a two-day Grants Inception Meeting, being conducted in Bauchi.
Mr. Onyeakwu said the objective of the meeting was to introduce the twelve Civil Society Organisations, CSOs from Bauchi and Gombe states who won awards that is aimed at assisting the smooth and impactful implementation of the State2State Activity.
He also urged them to ensure prudent management of public finance, ensure inclusiveness, mitigate potential sources of conflicts, ensure accountability, transparency and effectiveness of the activity being implemented at the state level.
The Deputy Chief of Party who charged the participants to be attentive in all the technical sessions, said the award of grants to the CSOs is for the period of one year starting from December 2021 to November 2022.
The USAID State2State Activity is being implemented in six states of Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi Ebonyi, Gombe and Sokoto.