City gov’t strengthens network with CSOs as partners for dev't

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Aug. 13 (PIA) – The City Government here has convened all heads and members of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from the city for the first ever CSO Conference held at the SP Hall on August 9.

Jemma Dela Rosa, local government operations officer of the city said the CSO Conferenece aimed to accredit the CSOs to become their effective partners in all the programs, projects and activities of the LGU.

"Good governance is not complete without the contribution of CSOs because their participation in decision making, planning, monitoring and evaluation and implementation of government programs, projects and activities is very vital," dela Rosa said.

Should CSOs apply for new or renew their accreditation, dela Rosa said they are requested to submit the needed requirements until August 23, 2019.

Their accreditaion, according to dela Rosa, entitle them to participate and become member of the different boards like the City Law Enforcement Board, Local Health Board, City Development Council, City Peace and Order Council, among others depending on the nature of their organization.

She added that the Local Government Code (LGC) of 1991 has provided venues for participation of  CSOs in local governance through the various bodies at the barangay, municipal, provincial, and regional levels.  (MDCT/GVB/PIA 2-Cagayan)

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