The constructive engagement meeting brought together NTA, Organized Taxpayers Groups (OTGs) and Officers from the County government of Nandi. The meeting was organized after completion of assessment of 58 development projects across six Sub-counties in Nandi County. The social audit was undertaken between August 2019 to December 2019, and the findings of the assessment were presented during the meeting. The meeting created a platform for the community members to directly engage the duty bearers in regards to implementation of infrastructure projects and delivery of services. The draft citizens report card (CRC) was the main tool used by the OTGs to hold the duty bearers accountable from an evidence point of view.
Out of the 58 projects assessed by the OTGs, 28 projects had issues related to quality of materials used, poor workmanship, value for money and delayed implementation. The main challenge reported by the OTGs during monitoring of the projects was lack of projects information and the governor committed to ensuring that all departments provide all the requisite documents and information to facilitate efficient monitoring of the projects. The economic department also committed to provide financial information of the amounts spent so far, on all development projects.
The overall objective of the activity was to share the social audit findings of the 58 projects cutting across education, health and water sectors.
The specific objectives of the meeting were: