Mayor Sara prioritizes capability dev’t of 182 villages-A A +A
Saturday, October 13, 2012
DEVELOPING the local capabilities of the 182 villages in Davao City tops the priorities of Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio for next year.
Duterte-Carpio, in her budget message submitted to the City Council for legislative authority indicated five key points in empowering individual barangays and other vital areas up to the grassroots level.
"Davao City is in constant pursuit for the improvement of the quality of life of its constituents and its environment by implementing the current administration's development framework of empowering the Barangays, Academics, Resources, Peace and Order and Good Governance," the mayor said.
Duterte-Carpio said developing the local capabilities of all barangays in Davao City will enable them to provide for the basic goods and services of its communities.
She said success in the government can be attained if the ordinary citizens felt better changes in their lives.
Aside from empowering all barangays, advancing the developmental potentials of its citizens through continuous upgrading of skills and knowledge of its citizens placed second on her list of key areas followed by maximizing the growth of key sectors in its local economy, especially in tourism, agribusiness and ICT.
Enhancing proactive approaches in stabilizing the peace and order situation of its local communities and citizens and adopting a more transparent, efficient and effective delivery of public services, placed fourth and fifth, respectively.
"The City Government will continue to support barangay projects and initiatives designed to upgrade the level of services especially in the delivery of basic social services to its people," the mayor said. (Jereco O. Paloma)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 13, 2012.