OrderPaper Advocacy Initiative is set to hold a national dialogue on Zonal Intervention Projects (ZIP) popularly called Constituency Projects and the electioneering campaigns for legislative positions.

Aimed at raising public consciousness on the electioneering promises of candidates seeking election into the National Assembly, the dialogue will hold on Thursday, 16th June 2022, at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.

The dialogue will feature a keynote address on the topic to be delivered by Prof. Ladi Hamalai, former Director-General of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS); and a panel session comprising of members of the National Assembly and civil society representatives.

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Confirmed guests at the event include Senator Chukwuka Utazi, Chairman, Senate Committee on Communicable Diseases; Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe, Chairman, Senate Committee on Health and Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters.

The Dialogue forms part of a series of activities geared toward contextualising constituency projects with respect to impact and service delivery, while also spurring and deepening citizens’ interest for inclusion in the implementation of the scheme

It will also provide an opportunity to highlight the functions of legislators and their roles in the delivery of these constituency projects.

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The event, which is being implemented with support from the John D and Catherine MacArthur Foundation and BudgIT Foundation, will also showcase the ConsTrack Civic tech tool by OrderPaper.

 

In line with its mandate, OrderPaper designed and deployed ConsTrack to promote citizen participation and interface with elected representatives in the choices and implementation of constituency projects across Nigeria.

The overall objective of ConsTrack, which is essentially a mobile app, is to engender inclusiveness, transparency, and accountability in the Constituency Project scheme. The app is available for download both on Google and Apple stores.

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