Abuja Municipal Council Chairman promises conducive investment environment
The Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, in the Nigerian Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Christopher Zakka Maikalangu has assured foreign investors of an enabling environment for businesses to flourish in the FCT.
Maikalangu gave the assurance While addressing the leadership of the forum, Africa-Middle East open Government Partnership in Marakech, Morrocco.
The chairman declared that AMAC remains committed to creating a stable and enabling business environment for foreign investors through the formulation of sound economic policies and improved governance.
He added that security forces have been working assiduously with local communities to ensure the security of lives and properties of residents of the Council and foreign investors.
In a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the chairman on media and public Affairs, Mr Kingsley Madaki, the AMAC Chairman said, “the Abuja Municipal Area Council has made a crucial effort at translating the ideals of the forum. We have made deliberate attempts to engage the electorate in our fiscal processes especially, from project conception and execution.
“In line with the principles of OGP, we
have conducted Government business transparently just as management has ensured that people understand and appreciate the workings of representative democracy.
“Furthermore, we have held town hall meetings, made publications on projects, and involved the people who have been our major stakeholders.
“With our membership in this noble organisation, we promise to put more effort into strengthening our feedback and accountability policy by embarking on a conscious media publicity drive.
He added: Aside from the objective of OGP as a platform for entrenching good governance, fostering inclusiveness and compliance with stipulated laws and acceptable mechanisms for transparent and accountable leadership, we are fully guided by OGp’s leadership and remain grateful for that.
He said AMAC “shall soon embark on the digitisation of all our internal revenue operations.
“Our involvement with the OGP has led to the re-enforcement of our vision for entrenching good governance in the governance of the Area Council”
According to Maikalangu, his administration will continue to do things that shall enhance service delivery.
He, however, solicited the support of OGP and other spirited Civil Society Groups for more partnership with the Council in respect to funding of some critical sectors as well as scholarships.
He further appealed to foreign investors, corporate donors and organisations to assist in establishing waste recycling plants, provide the technical know-how to tackle the daunting challenges of managing environmental waste in the Area Council.
“We shall soon embark on another round of ward town hall meetings to collate data on community needs for the 2023 budget process in like manner as the 2022 first-ever AMAC citizens budget.
“This is another assurance that citizens under our leadership can contribute to the Area Council’s budgetary processes and policy implementation.
Maikalangu also expressed gratitude to the OGP Local partners; and all the action plan partners.