Excellence In Local Governance

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Excellence In Local Governance

  1. 1. A SUSTAINABLE APPROACH TO EXCELLENCE IN LOCAL GOVERNANCE IN RIVERS STATE
  2. 2. <ul><li>What is the Excellence in Local Governance Initiative? </li></ul><ul><li>The ELGI is a program of the Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency, RSSDA, designed to transform the current abysmal state of local governance in Rivers State. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a program designed to sensitize top leadership of the Local Government Areas on quality and excellence in service delivery . </li></ul><ul><li>It will use an incentive and award driven platform to encourage healthy competition among the local government areas. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Excellence in Local Governance Initiative became necessary because of the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Poor service delivery in local governance in Rivers State; </li></ul><ul><li>Political exclusion of hitherto marginalized groups at the local governance level; </li></ul><ul><li>Slow development of the local government areas; </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Lack of trust by the people in the ability of the elected officials to deliver good governance at the local government level; </li></ul><ul><li>Increased underdevelopment of rural areas under the control of the local government councils. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The aims of the Excellence in Local Governance </li></ul><ul><li>Initiative include the following: </li></ul><ul><li>To encourage healthy competition for rewards and incentives among the leadership of LGAs; </li></ul><ul><li>To create an assisted and competition-driven platform for recognition of excellence in local governance; </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>To provide a possible preparatory ground for future leadership </li></ul><ul><li>To expand the horizon of local governance by employing the twinning cities concept. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The objectives of the ELGI program include the </li></ul><ul><li>following: </li></ul><ul><li>To assess the performance of elected leadership and staff of LGAs; </li></ul><ul><li>To reward the excellent performance of elected leadership and staff of LGAs; </li></ul><ul><li>To ensure improved service delivery by elected leadership and staff of LGAs; </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>To create a competition and award-driven platform for recognizing excellent performance in local governance; </li></ul><ul><li>To encourage the adoption of e-governance as a vehicle for improved local governance in Rivers State; </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>It is hoped that the twinning concept, will be the </li></ul><ul><li>topping on the cake of ELGI. </li></ul><ul><li>Exposed to the reality of cities where excellent </li></ul><ul><li>local governance has delivered tangible </li></ul><ul><li>benefits, the elected officials of LGAs in Rivers </li></ul><ul><li>State will be encouraged to apply best practices in </li></ul><ul><li>service delivery in their </li></ul><ul><li>respective LGAs. </li></ul>

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