Kwara state government on Tuesday flag-off of the phased citizens’ engagement on the 2022 budget at Afon, Asa Local Government Area.
The government said the views of its people form the bedrock of its fiscal proposals and budget preparation.
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq made the statement through his Deputy, Kayode Alabi.
The Governor added that the democratisation of the budget preparation process is in line with the global best practices of transparency and impactful budget performance as citizens contribute to budgeting.
“Indeed, we are making sure that the budget is implemented efficiently for positive impacts on the lives of the people, “ said the Governor.
He, therefore, appealed to the people to state their preferences which government will implement within the limits of available resources.
In his welcome remarks, the permanent secretary, Ministry of Finance, Alhaji AbdulRazaq Folorunsho, said the gathering is to harvest inputs from citizens into the 2022 state budget preparation.
Also speaking, Chairman, House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Kwara State House of Assembly, Honorable Ambali Olatunji Ibrahim, noted that town hall meetings held in strategic locations would keep legislators informed on public needs and priorities.