Chairmen of the 23 local government areas in Rivers State, have been urged to embark on projects that would impact positively on the lives of the rural populace in Rivers State.
They have also been charged to always engage community authorities, and the people democratic Party wards and executives in the articulation of programmes and policies, that would address the peculiar needs of the people.
The Special Assistant to the Managing Director (MD) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) on Education Mobilization and Orientation, Hon. Orokomiebia J.J. Braide gave the charge recently at Buguma, during the official inauguration of Asari-Toru Local Government Area chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) executive.
The Special Assistant observed that since each local government area has peculiar terrain and challenges, it was good for council authorities to always identify with the immediate needs of the people.
Hon. Braide also observed that, since each wards has party executive, who served as the eyes of the grassroots to feed councilors with information on what would be the needs of the people, it was also good for the council authorities, who incidentally are the product of the party, to identify with the party executives quarterly to found out the needs of the rural populace.
Hon. Braide also tasked the party executives at the rural areas to exercise their responsibilities as to ensure that resources accruing to the people through the local government authorities are well managed and applied at the local level.
The Special Assistant observed that the party had every rights to pilot and monitor the activities from the presidency to the Councillors.
He noted that, if the product of the party in the authority failed, the party had also failed.
He urged the newly inaugurated executives of the Peoples’ Democracy Party (PDP) in Asari Toru to closely check the activities of the council including Councillors with a view to achieving them accordingly.
Earlier, the Vice Chairman of People Democratic Party (PDP) Rivers West Senatorial District, Engr. Sule Amachree tasked the newly inaugurated PDP executives on transparency and commitment to efficient policy and programmes that would take the party to greater heights in the area.
He emphasized that the party at the state level was poised at ensuring that PDP maintained its officers across the state Engr. Amachree commended the Asari-Toru Council Chairman, Hon. Ojukaye Flag Amachree for his leadership roles to Unite the PDP in the area.