A Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, Connected Development, CODE, has trained no fewer than 35 youths in Enugu State on project implementation and budget monitoring.
The Coordinator of CODE in the state, Daniel Ugwu, made this known in a statement on Monday in Enugu.
Mr Ugwu said that the training was organised for members of Enugu State ‘Follow-The-Money’ initiative and ActionAid activists.
He said that the training was meant to equip the participants with the necessary tools to inspire change in their communities.
Mr Ugwu, who is the South East Coordinator, Follow-The-Money, said that it was necessary to equip the youths with the relevant information to become advocates for good governance and accountability.
“The essence of the training is to enhance youth capacity in influencing effective public service delivery by equipping them with necessary information and resources to participate in development processes.
“Some of the key areas the participants were trained include Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, report writing, advocacy and policy influencing strategies and data mining,” he said.
Mr Ugwu said that the training was part of CODE’s effort to achieve its mission of improving access to information and empower members of local communities.
He said that Follow-The-Money initiative was aimed promoting open government and effective service delivery as well as tracking government and international aid spending in health, education and environment.