A Non Governmental Organisation, Markolima Consultancy Academy, MACA, is to host its maiden edition of Nigerian Good Governance Awards for Public office holders in Nigeria.
The Executive Director of MACA, Issac Mtom who made this known in a statement Tuesday in Makurdi listed the category of public office holders to be bestowed the awards to include Governors, Ministers, Senators and House of Representative Members.
According to Mtom, “the best performing governors award category will look at the impact of government policies on security, education, healthcare and social welfare as well as infrastructure development, youth and women empowerment amongst others.”
Continuing, he said, “that of Ministers will Xray the implementation of government programmes, policies, and initiatives by the ministers in their respective ministries .
“While the category of the National Assembly members will focus on impacts on their constituencies in the area of constituency projects, number of bills and motions on the floor and empowerment schemes by the legislatures.”
He pointed out that the awardees would be selected through research, practical analysis and online voting which would be televised live on national television stations and other media platforms adding that “the first round of voting, research and analysis of the nominees’ stewardship shall commence on November 1, 2023.”
He noted that as an organisation MACA seeks to partner with government agencies and institutions “to promote an accountable and transparent governance system; train and facilitate citizens’ participation in the decision-making process and to facilitate an improved and effectively free, fair, and transparent electoral process.”
The Executive Director also stated that MACA’s partnership is targeted at “improving the organizational structure and capacity of the Good Governance Awareness Initiative (GGAI) and to encourage and reward public office holders who have used their positions and offices to deliver democracy dividends and have impacted positively on the society.”