ICPC plans citizens training on budget tracking

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is to train citizens at the grassroots on budget tracking in an effort to make budget to respond to people’s needs.

The ICPC’s spokesperson, Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa, said in Abuja on Thursday that the commission had concluded plans for the training.

She said that the training, to be sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), would begin in June across the six geo-political zones of the country.

According to Okoduwa, the training will also enable people at the grassroots to take actions that will impact positively on them.

She added that it would ensure that it would demystify the budget process and engender development at the grassroots.

“The outcome should be a citizenry empowered with confidence, skills and knowledge to recognise their rights and accept responsibility to demand those rights through constructive engagement,” Okoduwa said.

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