As the part of the measures taken geared towards increasing the grassroots participations in governance and getting direct feedback from the public, yesterday the chairman of the Agboyi Ketu lcda, Hon. Mayor Dele Oshinowo, began the second grassroots stakeholders meeting across the 7wards under the council areas.
Recall the inclusive governance initiative was launched when he assumed office last year. Aside the daily updates from the council media handles, he has taken two symmetric communication model over press agentry.
Below report was made available to the KOSOFEPOST , yesterday by the council.
Agboyi-Ketu kicks off Second Grassroots Stakeholders’ Meeting
In line with his administration’
The Grassroots Stakeholders’ Meeting is the second in the series, since the commencement of the administration.
The program today was held in two sessions, morning session for Ward A residents at Doyin Omololu Street, while the second session was held at Tantalizer compound, Alapere for Ward B residents.
Speaking at both venues, the chairman highlighted the landmark achievements of his administration in the area of health, education, sport, works and infrastructure,
Further highlighting, the chairman disclosed that a partnership has been entered with Sterling Bank PLC to open a new paragraph that will aid infrastructural
On the course for more developmental projects, he appealed to residents to please pay their levies and rates, stressing that projects embarked upon so far and ongoing are a reflection of the financial status of the local council.
“Before assumption into office, I thought it will be an easy ride to address infrastructural
” At this juncture, it is pivotal for me to plead and share experiences on the reasons why you all must pay your taxes”
” Our government is committed to make life better, we are nothing without you, all projects embarked upon are tailored by your wishes,thus, we are accountable to you always ”
“Even my office that is supposed to wear a beautiful look is still in the way I met it, I have a wish to renovate it but the demands of the populace will not allow me to spend a kobo on it for now because the projects before us are enormous”
The chairman also spoke on the issue of empowerment, he stated that in the coming days a program is in offering to address the issue holistically.
He hinted that a shortlisted applicant is expected to be trained for a minimum of six months.
“Empowerment is key to financial independence, as an administration,
” But thank God, the leadership of the council has brainstormed and we have decided to train and empower in a unique way, in a matter of days,the form will be made public for interested applicants to pick up for free”
During the question and answer section, the Supervisors responded to complaints.
In the area of environment, the Supervisor, Hon. Peter Bamisaye expressed the sadness of the local council in the way some residents dumped waste in the waterways.
He appealed to residents, most importantly, the Community Development Associations to help in tackling this worrisome activities.
On the issue of blocked canals, he stated that the local council has written to the state government, promising that more pressure will be added to hasten the evacuation process.
In the area of works and infrastructure,
Responding to the dilapidated state of Alapere Street, the Supervisor stated that the road is among the selected roads to be constructed through counterpart fund, involving the Lagos State Government and the local council.
He further asserted that the road project when completed, it will give residents a new view of serenity of walkways and street lights.
Earlier, the councillors representing Ward A, Hon. Adeleke Adewusi and her counterpart, Ward B, Hon Victoria Odegbesan have urged residents to support the council helmsman.
In their separate addresses, they acknowledged the positive roles of the chairman in the area of feedback mechanism.
The duo further highlighted the developmental projects embarked upon by the chairman in their various wards.
Closing the program, the secretary, Parent Teachers Association(PTA