With support from VOICE, we carried-out community engagement across the six area councils in the FCT, engaging community gatekeepers to gauge their understanding, interests and current levels of engagement with public officials on public procurement.
During our visits, we interacted with district heads and key leaders in Apiwoyi (Bwari), Abaji, Ijah-pada community (Kwali), Karon-majigi (AMAC), Yimi District, (Gwagwalada), and Buzunkure community (Kuje). They lamented about the terrible state of their PHCs, public schools and poor security. In response, our team sensitized them on strategies to effectively engage their representatives to get better services.
This sensitization led to an all-inclusive three-day round table discussion with government officials, implementing agencies, community members, traditional leaders and those living with disabilities and the media