By Ben Adoga
The FCT Water Board has been charged to be productive, self-sustaining and people oriented in service delivery.
The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello who was represented by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Sir Christian Ohaa gave this charge when he was inaugurated the reconstituted board of the FCT Water Board.
According to a press statement issued by Cosmas Uzodinma, Chief Press Secretary to the FCT Minister, “their coming on stream should help in consolidating the foundations of good corporate governance and productivity in the organization with anticipated multiplier effects in the FCT economy”.
“Our expectations from agencies is that they should have sound internal dynamics, be productive, people-oriented and financially self-sustaining. So much confidence has therefore, been reposed in you. You must consequently hit the ground running,” he emphasised.
Also speaking at the occasion, the FCTA Permanent Secretary, who was represented by the Chief of Staff to the FCT Minister, Malam Bashir Maibornu said the coming on stream of the Management Board is a significant value addition that will assist in setting out broad policy guidelines, key performance indicators and professional advice that is required for improved performance of the board.
Ohaa charged the Board members to guide and support the management team of the FCT Water Board by setting attainable goals and globally acceptable standards that would ensure the provision of quality water supply to all nooks and crannies of the FCT.
It would be recalled that the management Boards of some FCT parastatals and agencies were recently inaugurated by the FCT Minister to stimulate and galvanise activities of these agencies for optimal performance and improved service delivery.
The FCT Water Board could not be inaugurated at the time due to some circumstances beyond the control of the FCT Administration that needed to be cleared to pave way for their formal coming on stream.
In his response at the occasion, the Chairman of the newly inaugurated Board, Engr. Kassim Ali called for the support and partnership of the Administration and residents towards the achievement of the mandate of the Board.