The culture of accountability

The culture of accountability

Democracies are worth and survive only through the seriousness and vivacity imprinted on them by those who are responsible for animating them. To strengthen his adherence to the democratic system, a leader must know how to walk the talk by regularly reporting to the people on what he is doing in relation to his promises.

Indeed, it is this exercise of accountability and transparency that the government has imposed on itself, without having its hand forced, under the leadership of Prime Minister Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou, who has instructed all the branches of the administration to comply with this requirement.

We remember his brilliant appearance before parliament on May 26, 2021, during the presentation of the Declaration of General Policy (DPG) where, as head of government, he announced the choices made by the authorities of the Seventh Republic. in terms of economic and social development in accordance with the ACT 3 Renaissance Program on the basis of which Nigeriens have decided to bring Mohamed Bazoum to the head of the country. Among these choices figure prominently political and economic governance.

To confirm this desire to strengthen good governance, promote transparency and accountability, Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou coordinates government action with method, responsibility and wisdom. It is in this spirit that in the second year of implementation of its DPG, it decided to evaluate all the actions taken by the government over the past two years in relation to the resources made available.

Thus, from the beginning of this year, the Head of Government wanted to inquire about the working conditions of the main evaluation tool, namely the Cell for the Analysis of Public Policies and the Evaluation of Government Action (CAPEG) which plays an important role in the mechanism for evaluating the implementation of government action and disseminating analytical results in the political, economic and social fields of public action. It is also in this dynamic of self-assessment and coordination of government action that Prime Minister Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou met the various sectoral regulatory authorities, chaired the national forum of enterprises and public establishments of Niger, the forum of organizations non-governmental, but also the forum on the organization of the pilgrimage.

Moreover, from Tuesday February 21 to 24, 2023, Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou chaired a series of sessions on monitoring government action. Sessions during which the results of the actions undertaken by the various ministries and related structures are scrutinized with regard to the budgets made available to them in 2022.

Coming at the dawn of the assessment of the two years of implementation of the Act 3 Renaissance Program, these exchange sessions made it possible to draw up a final document entitled “Report on the performance of government action 2021-2022” with of course, relevant recommendations to boot.

By Mahamadou Saidou, Press Officer/PM


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