Women Group Set To Monitor Budgets

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A body known as Women Coalition for Social Justice (WOCSUJ) has resolved to stand up for the rights of citizens in ensuring that leaders across the various sectors of the national economy implement budget allocations.

The resolution was made at the end of a three-day workshop/training of WOCSUJ executives by the American Solidarity Centre in Port Harcourt Friday.

The coalition which is made up of representatives of different social groups noted that there is the need to institutionalise accountability by leaders in Nigeria and Rivers State in particular.

Speaking in response to the training, the coordinator of WOCSUJ, Mrs Jennife Spiff reiterated that the group is poised to ensue that leaders across sectors be made accountable to the citizens who have mandated them to serve.

She noted the preparedness  of women from different groups to make leaders in the state, local government, civil service and other organisations stand up to their responsibilities of being accountable to those they are leading especially in the area of budget implementation.

Ealier, the facilitator from American Solidarity Centre, Mr Abenga Komolafe commended Port Harcourt Women Coalition for being up and doing and also applauded their decision to tow the line of being a watchdog in the society, saying that he goal of having accountable leaders is achievable.

He reiterated that it is only the existence of active civil society groups that can restore the bastardised state of our nation and state.

Komolafe called on participants to ensure that they act immediately, adding that the society is waiting for the action of women groups, as was the case of Liberia.

Meanwhile, the group has started its plans to ensure that the wrongs of the past and present leaders in implementing budget allocation are corrected.