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Provincial, District Offices yet to Submit Acquittals

Image: Aihi Vaki- Acting deputy Secretary Program Implementation of the Department of Implementation and Rural Development

Acting deputy Secretary Program Implementation of the Department of Implementation and Rural Development, Aihi Vaki revealed today that provinces and districts are not submitting their acquittals.

Mr. Vaki said a report summary from 2013 to 2015 shows a sharp decline in submitting of Services Improvement Program Acquittals.

The presentation on the update on DSIP, PSIP and LLGSIP Acquittals was done at the Consultative Implementation & Monitoring Council (CIMC) Governance and Service Delivery Sectoral Committee Meeting.

Today’s meeting focused on partnership and collaboration in strengthening systems and processes of accountability to improve governance and service delivery.

Mr. Vaki said out of the 22 provinces, 2013 saw only four outstanding acquittal reports.

In 2014, there were 12 outstanding acquittals and in 2015, 15 provinces did not submit their reports.

As for the DSIP submissions, of the 89 districts in the country, 15 did not submit their acquittals in 2013. That number grew to 24 in 2014, and in 2015, a whopping 60 districts failed to submit their acquittal reports.

Mr. Vaki said the decline in submission of acquittals was concerning, especially as funding increases.

Mr. Vaki said good governance and service delivery should be based on LLG, district and provincial development plans. He said the governance and service delivery should be closely monitored by key stakeholders.

Established by the NEC, the goal of the CIMC is to ensure dialogue through consultative processes between government, private sector and the community. The end result is to try to have the recommendations followed up within Government circles and implemented through law and policy.


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