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Jubek state lawmakers trained on public finance oversight

By Wek Atak Kacjang

Over 20 Members of Parliament from Jubek state Transitional Legislative Assembly have begun a two-days training on Public Finance Oversight Function and Gender yesterday.

The training was conducted by the United Nations Development Programme [UNDP]with funding from the Government of Japan.

Brigadier General Francis Lotiyo Michael, Jubek State deputy governor hailed the Japanese government and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for supported the training.

“This training is very importance because it is an eye opener to manage accounts system to our finance. The proposed project is strategically designed to build on, intensify and sustain the government’s efforts in closing the gaps in the current financial management system,”Lotiyo said.

He added that the government has the ability to expand the domestic resource base and efficiently allocate these resources in a transparent and equitable manner for service delivery.

The UNDP country director Dr. Kamil Kamaluddeen said the organization was partnering with the Government of Japan and Africa Development Bank to support institution reform through awareness.

According to him, UNDP was implementing the support to public Financial Management [PFM] which aimed at strengthening non-oil revenue generating system in three key areas of governance of revenue mobilization, through capacity building of tax officers.

John Ijinko Lako, the Jubek State Minister of Finance and Public Service said the aim of the workshop was to train Jubek state lawmakers on how to play the role of oversight.

He added that this training was to strengthen the capacity of the State Legislative Assemble toward efficient oversight responsibilities for safeguarding public welfare and induce members on the new fiscal dispensation after the enactment of revenue Authority Act.

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