To ensure a smooth and hitch-free transition, the Chairman-elect of Uyo Local Government Area has inaugurated the Uyo Local Government Transition Implementation Committee.
Members of the committee include:
- Obong Barr. Aniedi Ndem – Erstwhile Deputy Majority Leader in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly – Chairman.
- Prof. Imaobong Akpan – Secretary.
- Dr. Aniekeme Uwah – Member.
- Hon. Archibong Inyang – Member.
- Arc. Essien Nkanga – Member.
- Rt. Hon. Justin Ekong – Representative of the Campaign Council – Member.
- Representative of the outgoing Council Administration – Member.
To serve as guide for the task ahead, a 9-point Terms of Reference has been drawn and handed down to the committee as follows:
- To interface with and develop a clear framework for liaison with the out-going Administration for the purposes of a smooth hand-over/take-over;
- To receive hand-over documents from the various Departments in the Council;
- To analyze hand-over notes, identify and prioritize important or urgent issues confronting the in-coming administration;
- To review and preliminarily assess the balance sheet of the Local Government Council with particular emphasis on:
(i) The Financial Status and liabilities of Council;
(ii) Cash-flow position of the Council including specific x-raying on relationship with all banks and relevant financial institutions.
(iii) Quantum of Public, Domestic and External Debt(s) (if any) of Government and their deployment;
(iv) Government’s outstanding contractual obligations and its ability to meet such obligations;
(v) Status of implementation of capital projects;
(vi) Status of Budget Performance (specifically the Current Budget);
(vii) Status of Internally Generayed Revenues and Taxes.
- To provide a brief overview of Uyo Local Government owned businesses including records of performance in the past three years;
- To suggest “quick fixes” which will result in tangible, visible feasible and practical measures so that a clear difference will be seen within 30 days, 100 days and after 6 months of the Administration taking office;
- To note the bye-laws passed within the past 3 years;
- To identify possible crises- generating and controversial issues including Government policies, programs and administrative actions that may cause distraction in the first 100 days of the new administration taking office and suggest ways of handling them;
- To provide any other suggestions and observations which would be helpful to the transition and take-off of the new Administration.
The committee has less than three weeks to submit its report.
The Journey Towards a Greater Uyo has just begun.
Dr Uwemedimo Udo
Chairman-elect, Uyo LGA