The National President of the Association for Public Policy
Analysis (APPA), Mr Princewill Okorie, has called for a quarterly report on the
implementation of the federal capital budget.
Okorie made the call in an address on Tuesday, in Owerri, at
the Imo state Fiscal Responsibility Forum, organised by the Fiscal
Responsibility Commission in collaboration with APPA.
The APPA president also called for an annual budget disbursement
plan to facilitate its evaluation and the impact on the people of Imo.
“Imo citizens cannot distinguish whether the projects
presented have been cited by the federal government or the ones done by the
legislators out of their benevolence,’’ he said.
Okorie said they expected legislative committees at the
constituency and state levels to oversee the implementation of federal capital
projects in Imo.
The state Commissioner for Economic planning and
Implementation, Chief Nick Oparadudu, called for a more effective link between
the Federal Government and the states through liaison offices.
Oparadudu represented Imo governor Rochas Okorocha.
He urged state liaison offices to play more proactive roles
in monitoring budget implementation.
“Liaison offices should monitor projects which should have
been carried out before now as stipulated in the budget but have not been
carried out,” he said.
An official of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Chris
Okewulonu, urged the Imo government to create an independent fiscal
responsibility commission to monitor the implementation of budgets in the
He also advised that discipline should be applied when
implementing the state’s budget, adding that there was the need to complete
Okewulonu advocated collaboration between the state
government and revenue offices to achieve good