UNDP partners with Youth NGO in Taraba State to fight corruptionMar 23, 2017
In a bid to complement national efforts aimed at fighting corruption, UNDP, in partnership with the Youth Progressive Association in Taraba (TYPA), a non-governmental not-for-profit youth-led organization based in the State launched a Anti Corruption cluster Centre in Jalingo, Taraba.
The Centre is being used for training of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Community Based Organisations representatives on transparency and accountability. This is key in the fight against corruption which continues to hamper effective delivery of services to millions in the State.
During the inauguration of Centre, conducted in collaboration with the Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Head of the Commission Benjamin Ibisu, stated that this was the “first time an organization in the State will partner with the commission to carry out activities that are in line with the duties of the commission.”
The Commission has powers to request for and obtain information relating to public revenue, expenditure and related matters from any person, department, public institution or body or arm of the government of the state. It also monitors and enforces the remittance of revenue by all corporations and government agencies into the consolidated revenue fund.
Mr. Ibisu promised to work tirelessly to make sure that the aims and objectives of the projects under TYPA were supported.
TYPA has also organized a Radio phone-in programme dubbed “The Effect of Corruption in our Society.” which draws on the knowledge and experience of various stakeholders in the State to discuss general governance issues and citizen participation in ensuring the fight against corruption is won.
The programme has featured representatives of National Orientation Agency, CBOs, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Chief Executive Officer Youth Progressive Association in Taraba.