Bauchi Budget Commissioner, Gamawa
By Baba Shehu Oscu, Bauchi
In a bid to ensure provision of dividends of democracy, the Bauchi State Government is to benefit from the construction of 500 kilometer road project under the Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project.
The State Commissioner of Budget and Planning, Dr Aminu Hassan Gamawa made this known when he featured on a BRC phone programme tagged “Tafiya da Gwani”.
Dr. Gamawa said already World Bank has pledged to support the state government to fast track the execution of the project.
He said the project was part of the determination of the present administration in the state to ensure rural farmers transport their products without any hitches.
The Commissioner said to assist Governor Bala Mohammed to find lasting solution to the challenges affecting critical sectors of the state economy, the ministry would ensure transparency and accountability in the budget proposal submitted by Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
Dr. Gamawa noted that the ministry was requested to work out modalities towards finding lasting solution to challenges facing education, health, agriculture, unemployment and poverty among others.
According to him, the ministry would assist the governor to deliver on his campaign promises through monitoring and supervision of the developmental projects awarded.
He reaffirmed the resolve of the state Ministry of Budget and Planning to capture the campaign promises of the governor in the next budget proposal to ensure their full implementation.
The Commissioner said the state government is reviewing the abandoned projects across the state with a view to look into the possibility of their completion.
Dr. Gamawa assured the good people of the state on the readiness of this administration under the leadership of Governor Mohammed towards quick responding to their yearnings and aspirations and therefore enjoyed them to support the administration to ensure safe landing.
Commenting on the preparation for 2020 state budget, the Commissioner said the ministry would consult the general public for their input as part of efforts to ensure all inclusive citizens’ participation in governance.