Group Conducts Training On Good Governance, Democratic Processes In Rivers Communities

A Non-Governmental Organization(NGO) known as The Centre for Human Rights, Health, Ethnic Harmony & Livelihood Development.(CHHELD) has carried out trainings on strengthening good governance and democratic processes in five communities all in Degema Local Government area of Rivers State.

Speaking during the training, the Executive Director of CHHELD Dandyson Harry Dandyson urged the participants to ensure they got involve in democratic process  by registering to obtain their voters card from Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and vote candidates that will deliver dividends of democracy to the people.

Mr Dandyson lamented a situation where eligible voters who sought  good governance failed not participate in democratic process.

Mr Dandyson urged the participants to hold their representatives and political office holders accountable using tools, such as COMMUNITY CHARTER OF DEMANDS, participate in budgetary processes, use of score card to rate the performance of leaders and political representatives.

Some of the participants who spoke to our reporter commended the group for the initiative while promising to put the knowledge they had acquired in the course of the training into practice.

The group carried out the training using church platforms in Obuama, Usokun, Degema community, Degema consulate among others.

Our correspondent reports that the project was funded by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) in partnership with Women United for Economic Empowerment (WUEE).



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