OrderPaper Nigeria has announced the commencement of a special radio programme on Constituency projects (ConsTrack) which is targeted at engaging the citizens of Nigeria at all levels in the implementation of the controversial scheme.
ConsTrack is a project built around a mobile application on which all stakeholders, including lawmakers, government ministries and departments, civil society and community-based groups, the general citizens, etc, can engage with factual and verified information on constituency projects by members of the National and State Assemblies of Nigeria.
ConsTrack is supported by USAID under the Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement (SACE) programme and implementation has engaged several advocacy and design activities involving stakeholders such as members of the Senate and the House of Representatives, State Houses of Assembly, Ministries, Department and Agencies, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Community Based Organisations (CBOs), the Media and the general citizenry of Nigeria.
A statement by the Programme Assistant, Titilope Fadare, said the radio programme cuts across several stations including Radio Nigeria (Kapital FM), Progress FM (Gombe), and will run for 30 minutes per episode.
The inaugural edition will hold on Radio Nigeria (Kapital FM) on Friday, February 23, 2018, between 4:30pm to 5:00pm and feature, Mr. Ibrahim Bello, a former member of the House of Representatives and Mr. Iyobosa Uwagiaren, Editor (Nation’s capital) of ThisDay newspaper.
ConsTrack is aimed at engendering inclusiveness, transparency and accountability in the implementation of constituency projects in NIgeria.