By Murtala Muhammad
Representatives of Local Non-Governmental Organisations, who won Grants, have pldged readiness to be transparent, accountable and ensure social inclusion in the implementation of the USAID funded State2State ctivity as specified in the Grant’s agreement.
The USAID funded State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness (State2State) Activity has provided grants to twelve successful organisations from Bauchi and Gombe states to help in implementing in the three thematic areas of Basic Education, Primary Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, WASH.
They made the pledge at the end of the two-day Grants Inception Meeting of State2State Activity, held in Bauchi.
Some of them, Abraham Elijah from Bauchi and a visually impaired person, Rebecca Hassan from Gombe states, expressed their organisations’ commitment towards ensuring accountable, transparent, social inclusion and gender responsiveness in all activities to be executed.
Mrs Deborah Kogi from Bauchi said the meeting had clarified all the issues that were not unclear and assured readiness to do everything within the confines of State2State guidelines and specifications in implementing the activity.
Also speaking, Usman Haruna from Gombe affirmed that his organisation has been tested several times by different international donors and had never been found wanting of any form of sharp practice.
They pledged to work with the approved templet provided by USAID funded State2State and to maintain the trust and confidence built over the years for the benefit of the communities and the country at large.