Ebonyi state Governor, David Umahi over the weekend reiterated his commitment to operate an open and transparent government.
He made the commitment at the inauguration of the 32-member steering committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and the launch of its action plan for 2018 – 2020.
The governor who spoke through his deputy barrister Eric Kelechi Igwe reaffirmed government’s commitment to the OGP Programme.
He described the programme as unique that involved the civil Society and government and was confident that the partnership would be sustained for the good of Ebonyi people.
Earlier, the focal person of OGP and commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Ebonyi state, Mrs Ugo Nnachi, appreciated the state for joining the OGP global family, especially at this time when the entire world was talking about transparency, accountability and good governance.
She explained that Ebonyi State had adopted three thematic areas of fiscal transparency, access to information and citizens’ engagement which is broken down into seven commitments that were identified through co-creation between government and civil society.