by crossriverwatch admin
The Department of International Development Cooperation (DIDC) is canvassing for the compilation of online database for all unemployed graduates in Cross River State to allow for easy access, identification and employment of the youths in critical areas whenever the need arise.
Special Adviser on International Development Cooperation, Mr. Roy Ndoma-Egba, stated this in a Steering Committee Meeting on Youth Empowerment and Social Support Operation (YESSO) in Calabar recently.
He said the database which would be domiciled in the State Bureau of Statistics will have links to Ministry of Social Welfare, Ministry of Youth Development, Volunteer Service and other critical departments, involved in youth activities.
The choice of the State Bureau of Statistics, the Special Adviser said is in pursuant of its constitutional mandate of being the custodian of all verified government data.
Similarly, the Special Adviser also announced that the World Bank Procurement Risk Assessment has indicated interest to visit the State by the end of January 2013 to examine the procurement capacity of government as an endorsement of its support for the various youth empowerment programs being undertaken by the State.
He enjoined the Project Finance Management Unit (PFMU) of the State Government to be in readiness for the visit, as aside from the department, which is coordinating the program for the State, the unit is charged with the responsibility of helping to strengthen World Bank financial and procurement mechanisms for the program.
The SA added that in ensuring transparency and accountability in all its programs, the World Bank further institutionalized the Due Process office in reforming the system.
Ndoma-Egba said that part of preparations for the visit is for the four Project Implementation Units overseeing the four components of the programs to ensure that Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) alongside Non-Governmental Organizations in the State are properly keyed into the program objectives and targets.
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