Good Governance

GOOD GOVERNANCE

a. Information about Oil Revenue Expenditures for Communities:

Not a single person in any of the 10 communities had any knowledge about oil revenue expenditures for community development. In addition, no one had the contact information of anyone in government to whom they could ask their questions.

b. Information about Constituency Offices in the Federal Government (2 offices) and State Government (1 office) that exist to respond to community concerns and collect community information for budgetary/policy purposes.

Not a single person in any of the 10 communities had any knowledge that a constituency office exists in federal and state government to respond to their concerns.

c. Over the past year, the number of visits to Communities by Government CDC (Community Development Committee) Representatives:

Delta State: 1 of the 5 communities was visited by a Government CDC Representative.

Bayelsa State: Not a single Bayelsa State community surveyed was visited by a Government CDC Representative.

d. Over the past year, the number of visits to Communities surveyed by a Federal Government or NDDC representative:

Delta State: Never

Bayelsa State: Never

e. Over the past year, the number of visits to Communities surveyed by a State Government representative:

Delta State: Never

Bayelsa State: Never

f. Over the past year, the number of visits to Communities by GMOU/oil company representatives:

Delta State: 3 of the 5 communities state that a GMOU representative has visited many times to inspect projects. Two communities state that they have never been visited.

Bayelsa State: 2 of the 5 communities state that a GMOU representative has visited many times to inspect projects. Three communities state that they have never been visited.

g. Over the past year, the number of visits to Communities by the Local Government Chairman:

Delta State: 2 of the 5 communities state that their LGA Chairman visited to inspect a project.

Bayelsa State: The LGA Chairman for the communities has never visited any of the five communities.

h. Over the past year, the number of visits to Communities by the Councilor (Ward Representative), who is an elected official:

Delta State: 3 of the 5 communities state that their Councilor has visited once.

Bayelsa State: A Councilor has never visited a community.

i. Number of community women holding a government position:

Delta State: 2 of 5 communities identified one community woman holding a government position.

Bayelsa State: 2 of 5 communities identified one community woman holding a government position.

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