MARAWI CITY, Dec. 29—Five (5) municipalities in the Bangsamoro region each received Php25-million financing and capacity development from the Bangsamoro Government’s local government ministry (MILG).
MILG Minister Atty. Naguib Sinarimbo together with the five mayors signed Memoranda of Agreements for the implementation of their 2-storey municipal government centers.
The municipalities of Sultan Dumalondong, Butig, Poona Bayabao, and Lumbaca Unayan of Lanao del Sur along with Pandag of Maguindanao province were among the identified towns with no permanent and conclusive municipal hall for the longest time.
This project is part of MILG’s comprehensive intervention and support to the local governments through its Local Government Facilities Development Program (LGFDP) and the Support to Local Government Unit Infrastructure Development Project (SLGUIDP).
“We [Bangsamoro Government] are committed to completing the construction of government centers to ensure that our constituents are able to approach their local elected officials in designated buildings and where services may be accessed by the people,” Sinarimbo said.
BARMM Executive Secretary Abdulraof Macacua witnessed the ceremonial signing.
“Ang sentro ng gobyerno ng pamilya ay ang kanilang bahay. In the case of the local government, the municipal or the barangay hall is the center of the government. Sana, kung aalagaan man natin ang bahay natin (family), ganun din ang pag-aalaga natin sa mga iko-construct nating municipal government centers, kasi after all, atin ito,” said Macacua.
He also emphasized that part of the approved 2021 budget is intended to aid local government units for them to institute governance reforms.
This project is in line with the 12-point priority agenda of the Chief Minister, the vision, goals and strategies for governance reforms anchored on moral governance. (BARMM Info Office/PIA ICIC)
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