Government and relevant stakeholders are charged to partner Open Government Partnership, as the world celebrates 2022 OGP week.
The Executive Director, Youth Emancipation & Rehabilitation Foundation, Agbonma Jennifer Ukaobasi, Esq, made this call while interacting with newsmen in Umuahia, Abia State.
Barrister Ukaobasi described the Open Government Partnership, OGP, as a forum that is globally recognized to bring together government leaders, civil society organizations, and citizens in a unique partnership— one that promotes transparent, participatory, inclusive, and accountable governance, charged government and other stakeholders to collaborate for popular participation, accountability, accessibility, transparency, and sustainability to bring good governance closer to the citizens.
She maintained that this year’s OGP summit is a global call to action for the government to reform its method of serving the citizens, adding that civil society organizations should come together and identify solutions to challenges, and leverage constructive Advocacy in engaging the government for implementation of reforms in the state.
She further congratulated The network of Civil Society organizations working tirelessly to ensure that financial accountability and transparency are restored in governance, urging them to keep up the good work.