Misamis Oriental sets dev’t roadmap-A A +A
Monday, October 21, 2013
THE province of Misamis Oriental formulated recently in a planning workshop its executive legislative agenda and capacity development agenda.
The planning workshop, attended by the executive and legislative departments, is designed to come up with a common development roadmap to harmonize local planning, investment programming, budgeting and revenue administration on sectoral and cross-sectoral concerns, said Governor Yevgeny Vincent B. Emano during his 100th day address.
Emano further said this is a tool for transparency and accountability and a point of convergence for interactive collaboration and venue for consensus between executive and legislative departments and other stakeholders.
Legislative support actions in the province are geared towards eight pillars of ecotourism development directions for environment/biodiversity and conservation;
Infrastructure/road network development leading to ecotourism destinations;
Agriculture mainly on the promotion of organic farming to increase production output and market linkages;
Education-community social preparation and training of local tourist guides and establishment of indigenous people schools of living traditions;
Health particularly the upgrading of hospital and increase access to health care;
Cooperative development and support to organizations and communities;
Transportation-availability and local cooperative ownership in the service of eco-tourism activities; and
The advancement of peace and order to be achieved through local peace initiatives and establishment of ‘Zones of Peace,’ Emano said.
Meanwhile, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Misamis Oriental pool of Executive-Legislative Agenda and Capacity Development Agenda coaches are on the move, conducting series of Training-Workshops in all local government units (LGU) of the province, capacitating, motivating and guiding LGUs towards achieving excellence in local governance, according to Provincial Director Bruce Augusto Colao, DILG-Misamis Oriental.
Pursuant to Section 5 (e) of Republic Act 6975, DILG shall vigorously pursue its mandate to establish and formulate plans, policies and programs to strengthen the technical, fiscal, and administrative capabilities of local governments.
With the fresh mandate of the newly elected local officials, LGU are enjoined to update/revise/prepare their development priorities and thrusts of both the executive and legislative branches of government for three years. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on October 21, 2013.