By Ralph Madugu
In its effort towards building a united Plateau in line with the goals and objectives of “The Time is Now” mantra, the administration of Gov. Caleb Mutfwang recently organized a 6-Day Retreat and Onboarding of Executive Arm of Government for State Executive members, Permanent Secretaries and other Political Appointees.
At the end of the brainstorming sessions, participants resolved to develop the right mindsets, attitudes and work as a team for the collective good of the people of the state.
In a communique issued at the end of the retreat held at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, participants resolved to foster good governance through the adoption and implementation of people-oriented policies, blocking loopholes, reducing wastages and adopting cost-effective, transparent and accountable processes as well as embracing e-governance.
Participants also resolved to improve funding to meet the goals of the State by exploring alternative sources of funding, reducing the Cost of governance and improving revenue generation for effective Project funding.
On their resolve to practice inclusivity and mainstream gender in all policies and programs of Government, participants agreed to rise above what they termed “the years of socio-economic, political and security struggles, build on the legacies of its founding fathers and attain a clear identity, freedom and preserve its heritage.”
They also resolved to enforce the ban on the collection of illegal taxes and mounting of illegal roadblocks.
The communique read in part said: “At the end of the Retreat and On-Boarding of the Executive Arm of government, participants resolved to settle down to the business of giving good governance to the people of Plateau State, The Time is Now to begin to prepare for life after Office.
“Practice sound lifestyles that birth productivity and effectiveness in both the workplace and private lives.
“Cascade the training to otter officials of Government/Civil Servants to ensure a holistic comprehension? of the ‘The TIME is NOW’ Mantra.”
The 6-day gathering was attended by Gov. Caleb Mutfwang and his Deputy Ngo Josephine Piyo, Commissioners, Head of Boards, Agencies, Commissions, Parastatals and the officials of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The 6-day gathering featured paper presentations by expert resource persons and facilitators drawn from various fields of human endeavor.