By: Barnabas Augustine and Catherine Philip Jelani
The Adamawa State Planning Commission has today 30 November 2015, hosted the State United Nation Population Funds UNFPA Implementing Partners for the year 2016 planning exercise agenda for a 2-day meeting.
In his welcoming Address, Executive Chairman Adamawa State Planning Commission Engr. Arin Lutu, urged the participants to bear in mind that Adamawa State in particular has so many challenges caused by the activities of the insurgency. He explained that as part of the 2016 exercise agenda, the participants should create programmes that will reduce poverty among the citizenry and to include programmes for reconstruction of infrastructures damages caused by the insurgents.
The objective of the meeting as stated by the Program Officer Mr. Auwal Abubakar is to develop a draft on Implementing Partners for 2016 Annual Work Plan consolidating on 2015 achievement and aligned with State Strategic Priorities and also to introduce tools that will be used to review production made by Implementing Partners in the year 2015 and prepare for 2016 planning exercise.
It is expected that at the end of the meeting, a list of key challenges of the 2015 programme implementation that require action steps will be noted; and a draft of 2016 Annual Implementation Work Plan will be made available. In attendance were the representatives of the following bodies; -
1. Primary Health Care Development Agency,
2. Ministry of Information,
3. Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency ADSEMA,
4. Ministry of Youths and Sport,
5. Ministry for Women Affairs,
6. UNFPA representatives