Civil Society vows to monitor commitment of the States
By Martha David
Civil Society has vows to monitor and report commitment of the States and Local Government Authority in case of mishandling service delivery to the people and being corrupt in all forms of corruption.
In a statement to the press yesterday, Executive Director for Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO), Edmund Yakani said that there is immediate action required from the States and the local government to be service delivery focus with low finance expending attitudes and less corrupt.
He narrated that the size of cabinet with 17 Ministers, and 9 independence Commissions, 5 Advisors and 51 Parliamentarians without prevention of corruption in it various forms and without low finance expending on officials privileges, the chance of the States government to delivery genuine services to the people will be very low and this means possibility of returning to violence in various forms is higher.
“it is time for states governors with their officials to really focus on service delivery than making personal gains for being in public office, the national government is required to decentralize and consecrate revenue collection and usage. It is time to think of saving people than making personal wealth, without this political attitude change, the States and local governments will not meet the aspirations of the citizens,” he lamented.
He further emphasized on the enforcement of 35 percent for women, with inclusion of youths, persons with disabilities in the formation of the States and local government structures.
“As a civil Society Organization we will be effectively engaged on tracking and reporting the States and local government commitment for fighting corruption in its various forms. We urge the state Governors to institute influential and independence states’ anti-corruption commissions and proper revenue collection Mechanisms,” he said.
Earlier, the South Sudan parties to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan agreed on responsibility sharing at states and local Government levels as part of the process for finalizing the formation of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity at levels.
This breakthrough fine although the size of the States cabinet.