By Ade Olu
The Anambra Civil Society Network (ACSONET), a platform for Citizens and Non State Actors is set to embark on sensitization and mobilization of citizens to comply with the Non Pharmaceutical Intervention Protocols aimed at curbing the spread of the deadly virus, and preserve the lives of citizens.
In a statement co-signed by the group’s Chairman, Prince Chris Azor and the Organizing Secretary, Comrade Kenechukwu Makwudo, the group observes that there is need to raise the bar on sensitization to prevent the deadlier second wave being anticipated.
It notes that compliance with preventive measures will help in no small way in flattening the curve of a second wave of the pandemic.
According to the statement, members of ACSONET in the 21 LGAs of Anambra state have been trained and sensitized to step down to the 330 Political Wards in the State.
It enjoins Ndi Anambra state to take responsibility, observe all COVID-19 protocols and keep safe.
The statement also tasks governments at the Federal and sub-national levels to embark on massive developmental projects to fast-track the process of exiting the current economic recession in the country by paying particular attention to security, social infrastructure, Agriculture, youth/women empowerment and general poverty alleviation.
While applauding the January to December budget implementation circles being observed by the federal and state governments, it enjoins them to deploy sufficient transparency and accountability measures in service delivery.
The statement also implores government at all levels to partner with citizens to push back all forms of insecurity through reforms, technology and partnerships.
As Anambra State faces another round of gubernatorial election towards the end of the year, it urges all stakeholders to imbibe the culture of free, fair, credible and violence free elections and to eschew all forms of bitterness.
It recommends early education and sensitization of the electorate to curb the worrisome voter apathy and vote buying in the State.
According to the statement, ACSONET will embark on early sensitization and mobilization of the electorate, starting from the continuous voter registration exercise slated for the first quarter of the year.
The statement appreciates the State government and the security agencies for the palpable peace and good governance experienced in the State asking them to sustain the tempo.