We’re Working with Development Partners to Reduce Poverty, Says Ugwuanyi
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has emphasised his
administration’s resolve to continue to partner stakeholders and
organizations to improve the wellbeing of citizens of the state.
The governor, represented at the event by his deputy, Mrs. Cecilia
Ezeilo, stated this at Nike Lake Resort Hotel Enugu recently during a
workshop tagged, “Training for Government MDAs on Revenue
Mobilization, Responsive Fiscal governance and Participatory Budget
Process for Effective Service Delivery at Sub-National Level”.
He promised to strengthen partnership with development partners to
ensure sustainable development, adding that Enugu State is open to
business ideas and reforms.
The Associate Country Director of Oxfam, Mrs. Evelyn Mere, explained
that the objectives of the workshop is to train participants
comprising representatives from the state and local government areas.
Mrs. Mere said that the importance of expanding the productive
capacity of the economy cannot be overemphasized, pointing out that
government at all levels should plan carefully to create revenue and
prioritize spending in key sectors that would spur growth and reduce
The secretary to the state government, Mr. Gabriel Ajah, thanked the
United Kingdom-based charity group for the partnership with Enugu
State and their enduring work in poverty-reduction across the world.
Some of the dignitaries at the event include the Enugu State
commissioner for justice, Chief Miletus Eze and commissioner for water
resources Mr. Charles Egumgbe, among other dignitaries.