PALLIATIVE DISTRIBUTION, MONITORING AND REPORTS IN DELTA STATE (Interactions and Ideas)

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#Report: MINUTES OF MEETING FOR DELTA STATE CSOs & NGOs.

 

DATE: 17th September, 2023.

 

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TITLE: PALLIATIVE DISTRIBUTION, MONITORING AND REPORTS IN DELTA STATE (Interactions and Ideas)

 

VENUE: Google Meet App (Virtual)

 

ATTENDEES:

Comrade Victor Ojie (SSA Civil Societies and NGOs)

Osita Philips (Oshimili South)

Barr Vivian

Michael Okierete

Andrew Odibo

Mr. Maxwell

Anthony Nwokweshi

Mr. Bright

Mr. Emmanuel

Mr. Emmanuel Ebodili

Comrade John Odubolu

Stephen Chiazor

Mr. Dash

Mr. Victor (Oshimili North)

Mr. Fidelis Chimoku (Ogwashi-uku)

Comr Jenkins (Uvwie)

Anthony Chibueze (Ukuani)

Emmanuel Ebodili (Aniocha South)

Andrew Odigbo (Ethiope West)

Mercy Ahwana (Ughelli South)

DISCUSSION

 

The meeting commenced with introductions by the attendees, after which SSA Comrade Victor Ojie officially opened the floor for discussions and interactions at 5:10 PM, outlining the purpose of the virtual meet.

 

1. Dormancy Among CSOs and NGOs: Concerns were raised about the dormancy of some CSOs and NGOs and their compliance with CAC levies. Comrade Victor Ojie stressed the importance of legal activity and urged those in question to rectify their status.

 

2. Duties During Palliative Distribution: Attendees were briefed on their roles during palliative distribution, emphasizing the need for strict monitoring, observation, and reporting, including virtual or graphic documentation, to ensure transparency and accountability.

 

3. Needs Assessment Platforms: The SSA informed attendees about virtual platforms for reporting concerns in their respective LGAs, aligning with Governor Sheriff Oborewevri’s M.O.R.E agenda for Delta State.

 

4. Increasing Palliative Items: Comrade John Odubolu proposed an increase in palliative items to meet the state’s population demands.

 

5. Praise for SSA’s Dedication: Stephen Chiazor commended the SSA’s efforts in educating the public about the palliative recipients, expressing optimism about the distribution’s success.

 

6. Distribution Timetable: Mr. Dash suggested a clear timetable for distribution to stakeholders for effective reporting.

 

7. Government Model Adherence: Mr. Victor (Oshimili North) advised attendees to follow the government’s outlined model to avoid complications.

 

8. Sensitization: Anthony Nwokweshi recommended sensitizing the public about the intended recipients of the palliative.

 

9. Sharing Model Clarification: Mr. Fidelis Chimoku (Ogwashi-uku) called for a clear sharing model, the use of traditional media, and government support in public sensitization.

 

10. Transparency and Trust: Comr Jenkins (Uvwie) expressed optimism about increased transparency but requested tags or uniforms for CSOs and NGOs to avoid inspection issues.

 

11. Volunteer Accreditation: Anthony Chibueze (Ukuani) suggested accrediting volunteers for authenticity.

 

12. Observer Register: Emmanuel Ebodili (Aniocha South) advised publishing an observer/volunteer register to prevent sabotage and ensure a broader view.

 

13. Government Schedule: Andrew Odigbo (Ethiope West) requested a government-provided schedule for their duties.

 

14. Vigilance During Distribution: Osita Philips (Oshimili South) stressed the need for vigilance during palliative distribution.

 

15. Sharing Model Emulation: Mercy Ahwana (Ughelli South) highlighted the successful Ughelli South model and urged other LGAs to follow suit, emphasizing selflessness in service.

 

After hearing attendees’ contributions, Comrade Victor Ojie thanked them for their time and assured them of the government’s commitment to improving Delta State.

 

Comrade Victor Ojie proposed an adjournment motion, seconded by Mercy Ahwana.

 

Signed:

Comrade Imasue Odion Peterson (Secretary of the Google Meet Online)

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