Ogun Community Dev't Associations Bill: Stakeholders Canvass for Increase in Grant to CDAs - THE NEW DAWN ONLINE

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Ogun Community Dev't Associations Bill: Stakeholders Canvass for Increase in Grant to CDAs


Ogun StateHouse of Assembly today conduct a stakeholders' forum on house bill No 44/ OG/ 2020- A bill for a law to provide for the registration of community development associations and for other matters with stakeholders calling for the upward review of financial grant being given to Community Development Associations to enable them improve on the various intervention community projects for the benefit of the grassroot people.

The stakeholders, who spoke including the Transition Chairman, Abeokuta North Local Government Council, Prince Tunde Tella, community Development Officer, Moshood Adebowale and representatives of the various Community Development Associations across the State amongst others proposed that registration of CDAs should be reserved for the Local Government Councils, while canvassing for three years tenure of office for CDA executive members to enable them complete their projects.

Earlier in his presentation, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo stated that the forum was another attempt by the ninth legislature to ensure proper planning and coordination of the activities of the Community Development Associations in the State, adding that the proposed bill was aimed at promoting the development of CDAs operating in the State through relevant legislative backing for their various activities. 

The Speaker posited that communities in all parts of the State had been engaging in several developmental activities and programmes in an attempt to complement government effort at providing infrastructural facilities to make life more comfortable for the people, hence the need to give their necessary legal frameworks to aid their activities.

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