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-By Ibrahim Abubakar, Adamawa
The Adamawa State Government in collaboration with United State Agency International Development (USAID), State2state begun training and development of state Medium Term Sector Strategy (MTSS) for education, health and WASH sectors.
Speaking during the inauguration of the training in Yola, Hajiya Maryam Dikko, USAID’s Team Lead State-to-State in Yola said MTSS is a public financial management that need public planning and annual budget.
“The State2state is carrying out reform activity intervention and our major area of focus is the public financial management, we work to strengthening accountability, transparency and effectiveness in the government system”, she said.
Dikko advised the participants to understand the objectives of the session for the development of the state.
Dr Chukwuma Agu, Facilitator said the objectives of the training is to understand what MTSS is and its important in strengthen budget preparation process.
“Understand the policy frameworks that underpin MTSS.
“To have a feel of the key activities involved in development of MTSS and get off repaired for MTSS roll out in the state”, he said.
Agu said that the real job is to produce a document at the end of the session for all the sectors and come up with plan on how to implement it for the development of the state.
He urged the participants to actively participate to achieve the objectives of the training for the development of the state.
“We expect active participation as we are going to look on existing document to come up with the document sector by sector”, he said.
In her remarks, Mr Mary Paninga Chairperson Adamawa Planning Commission appreciated the USAID and consultant for the training, which she described as timely.
According to her, the state are in need of such for long to effectively transform the state.
“This has been the item that have been missing in the list of documents that we have in planning commission with earnest seriousness and having it now on board for the state is not a small issue”, she said.
Paninga urged the participants to be committed in the training for development of the state and for their names to be written in bold because of what it would bring for the state.