Backed by the town unions of eight communities, advocacy groups were formed during town hall meetings and will focus on health, education and agriculture. The groups will take up specific issues identified through lobbying and engagements, and are a key part of V2P’s efforts to promote sustainability and consolidate the legacy of the project.
The teams will work strategically to follow up on commitments made by heads of local government departments and supervisory councillors from LGAs, including the provision of health posts and the establishment of adult education centres.
A Budget Advocacy Team has also been formed to specifically engage state and local government budget officials to ensure that the communities’ demands are incorporated into budgets for 2016. The team has collected and harmonised each community’s priorities from their charters of demand for easy and more coordinated discussions and consideration during the budget process.
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