The fifth civilian Executive Governor of Enugu State, Peter Mbah has performed his first executive task as the governor by signing Executive Order 001 called ‘Citizens Charter’ for a better management of the people’s fund entrusted on him.
Speaking after taking the oath of office as the executive governor of Enugu State, Mbah said that the charter holds him and members of his team to account on the people’s fund.
“The citizens’ charter mandates us to provide detailed information on our public financial management system, reports our revenue to you in detail and ensure that we adequately capture our expenditure, the charter demands, in the same vain, that our expenditure is consistent with government priorities,” he said.
He also said that his administration would also ensure implementation of programmes and projects that deliver value for the money, factoring due process and public procurement laws into them in line with public financial management.
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The governor further stated that his administration would provide N100 billion revolving fund for Enugu State SMEs in partnership with the private sector and other development Financial institutions.
“We will retool and re-energise our agriculture/agro-allied sector, unlock our rural economy through the implementation of special economic zones and special Agro-allied processing Zones,” he said.
The governor assured the people that his administration would serve with every fiber of his being and devote all his energy and resources to working for the state’s interest and that his driving force and governance philosophy will be always based on transcendental values.
“We will pursue an infrastructural revolution in Enugu state by turning our state into one huge construction site. We will priorities roads construction and infrastructural renewal ensuring that our roads are well paved. Where necessary we shall construct flyovers and dualise roads as remedy to any gridlocks,” he said.
On Security, Mbah promised to tackle it with the use of technology by adopting Kinetic and non-Kinetic models and approaches.
“We will strengthen community policing architecture: Neighborhood watch and Forest guards. In this mode, we will deploy modern technology such as CCTV cameras and others,” he said.
He also promised to run an inclusive government designed to accommodate all indigenes of Enugu State and invite the people to accompany his administration on the journey into prosperity.
“This is not time for politics. It is not for passion as well; it is the time for the sowing of the seed for the Enugu of our dream,” he said.