Civil society organisation, Connected Development (CODE), calls on government to put budgetary allocations public domain to for accountability.
Written by News Room on May 3, 2022
A leading civil society organisation, Connected Development (CODE), has called on government at all levels to put budgetary allocations in the public domain to allow citizens to hold them to account to promote accountability.
Its director of programmes, Lucy Abagi, made this call in Abuja at the unveiling of its new identity and presentation of achievements of the organisation to mark its 10th anniversary.
Disclosing that the group has tracked over 2 billion naira in diverted funds, she lamented that access to information has remained a major challenge in demanding transparency from governments.
Abagi said that CODE’s social accountability movement, Follow The Money (FTM), has empowered 300 communities and over four million lives through various projects, campaigns and community outreaches in education, basic health and water sanitation in the past 10 years.
CODE’s Community Engagement Director, Busayo Morakinyo, said that the organisation is working to see how communities and individuals would be engaged better.