By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi
In its renewed efforts to building customers’ confidence and carry them along in the ongoing urban water sector reform in the state, the Bauchi State Water and Sewerage Corporation (BSWSC) has commenced Stakeholders Consultative Forum meetings with different segments of the public.
Addressing one of the meetings, Managing Director of BSWSC, Engr. Aminu Aliyu Gital said the stakeholders’ engagement meeting was organized as part of planned efforts to improve water supply and sewerage services to the urban populace.
Gital said, “BSWSC through the World Bank Assisted Third National Urban Water Sector Reform Project (NUWSRP 3) is implementing reforms aimed at ensuring effective, efficient and sustainable service delivery”.
He disclosed that the board and management of the corporation are making intensive efforts to achieving operational viability and boosting its capacity to provide quality and uninterrupted services to the public.
“We cannot do it alone, we recognized the need to effectively engage the public in our efforts to improve services”, Gital told the forum.
Gital while commending the tremendous support the corporation enjoys from the stakeholders, expressed confidence the meetings would evolve a common platform for information sharing between the corporation and public to ensure service delivery to the public.
The meeting will also seek to achieve ‘hands-on-responses’ from the public’s perspectives and also public inclusion in decision-making process of the corporation.
The five-day meeting attracted stakeholders from market associations, public toilet operators, car wash associations, community/religious leaders, professional associations and civil society organizations.
The consultative forum is expected to meet with over 750 participants from different strata of the general public within one week.