KADSPAC tracks Palliative Distribution in Kaduna via Technology
By: Femi Mustapha
Kaduna Social Protection Accountability Coalition, (KADSPAC) North West Nigeria, has organized a 3-day training for its members to help in tracking palliative distribution using technology.
The chairperson of the group, Ms Jessica Bartholomew, disclosed this while speaking to the media in Kaduna 24th October.
According to her, the 3-days programme was held at R&K Guest Palace, Kano. The training organized in conjunction with the Child Development Grant Programme, (CDGP) have civil society organizations and media practitioners based in Kaduna in attendance.
Speaking during opening ceremony State Team Lead of Save the Children International, (SCI),Mr. Tanko Langaya encouraged participants to take advantage of the training and solicited for their maximum support and cooperation.
Tanko said his organization has committed resources to update participants on the available tracking apps.
The Chief Facilitator, Abdulrashid, analyzed the quality of a good interviewer, methodology and sample size determination, research question formulations, questionnaire design; and introduction to kobo collect.
Abdulrashid harps on the need to seek consent of interviewees and as much as possible align with the ways and life of the people.
He explained that Civil Society Organisations have been at the frontlines of transparency and accountability advocacy in Nigeria.
” With the influx of funds from the government, private sector and the international community, there is an urgent need to promote transparency in the collection and disbursement of these funds.
“it is the duty of CSO’s to ensure accountability of all public resources directed at the pandemic.Gaining public trust – Nigerian people distrust the government.
“A good number of Nigerians believe that COVID19 is a hoax to siphon public funds, therefore, the CSO’s bridge the gap between the government and the people, and can better relate the intentions of the government in a way that gains the trust of the people, government must leverage on the CSO framework spread across the country to ensure that its messages are received and well understood even in the most marginalised and isolated communities.”
Similarly, Farouk Abdulkadi said there is need for interviewers to show sences of belonging to the host Communty.