Over the past 6years the annual Budget of the local councils are some of the areas Kosofepost reports focuses on,in promoting good governance and accountability.
It started from Kosofe Local government via expressly request to make the budget transparent, accountability and probity (TAP) . 6years later Kosofe made it fiscal expenditure an open Budget known to the general public, not the usual selected few stakeholders.
READ MORE: kosofe-local-government-2018-proposed-2-1billion-budget-items-brief also reported by the Nation newspaper.
Ikosi Isheri Lcda and Agboyi Ketu Lcda ,Though this online newspaper was not invited. However , during the same year both councils also observed embraced transparency and accountability in their last year budget estimation presentations.
Kosofe local government was later singled out and commended for listening to the public outcries.
Surprisingly, Kosofe who started this year budget processes by organizing community budget stakeholders forum meeting, Executive budget retreat and legislative arms retreat .Yet, the council 2019 Budget is yet to be laid before the Kosofe legislative arms.
When one of the media aides was contacted he gave assurance that the budget will be presented very soon. however, he was not specific and silence on the causes of the delay.
This year 2019 Ikosi Isheri Lcda has maintained and sustained the tradition of open Budget by being transparent on the sectoral allocations of the budget estimation presentation as earlier reported by Kosofe post.
In what seems to be a total deviation from last year budget transparency and accountability, this year budget presentation press statement issued by the Senior Special Adviser on media and Publicity to the Executive Chairman of Agboyi Ketu Lcda, Mayor Dele Oshinowo, Opeyemi Azeez , in comparison with the 2018 budget is far from improvement in terms of sectoral allocations.
While the 2019 Budget , Agboyi Ketu,SSA Media and publicity only gave the total summary without indicating what goes to education, health , Women affairs and poverty, environmental sanitation and works, and others. A glaring U-Turn from 2018 comprehensive presentation.
Another clarification the CPS has failed to clarify over the weeks through multiple messages sent to him was the allegation that the ongoing administrative building construction cost hundreds? of Million.
As at the time of filling this report the CPS, is yet to reply to our several messages required to put the record straight in the public domain and to prevent rumors, fake news but to promote facts.
Ikosi Isheri Lcda, appeared to have the most transparency and accountability sectoral budget allocations presentation this year before the public domain pending the time Kosofe Local government will present her budget before the legislative arms.