Renowned Virologist and Health Specialist, Dr. Aniekeme Uwah is among those appointed by the Uyo Local Government Chairman-elect, Dr. Uwemedimo Udo, to provide a brief overview of Uyo Local Government owned businesses including records of performance in the past three years.
According to a press release issued by the Chairman-elect, the appointment of Dr. Uwah alongside 6 others is to ensure a smooth and hitch-free transition of the interim Local Government administration to the incoming.
Inaugurating the Uyo Local Government Transition Implementation Committee, Dr. Udo listed their duties as follows:
To interface with and develop a clear framework for liaison with the out-going Administration for the purposes of a smooth hand-over/take-over;
To receive hand-over documents from the various Departments in the Council;
To analyze hand-over notes, identify and prioritize important or urgent issues confronting the in-coming administration;
To review and preliminarily assess the balance sheet of the Local Government Council with particular emphasis on the Financial Status and liabilities of Council, cash-flow position of the Council including specific x-raying on relationship with all banks and relevant financial institutions, quantum of Public, Domestic and External Debt(s) (if any) of Government and their deployment; government’s outstanding contractual obligations and its ability to meet such obligations, Status of implementation of capital projects; Status of Budget Performance (specifically the Current Budget); Status of Internally Generated Revenues and Taxes;
To suggest “quick fixes” which will result in tangible, visible feasible and practical measures so that a clear difference will be seen within 30 days, 100 days and after 6 months of the Administration taking office;
To note the bye-laws passed within the past 3 years;
To identify possible crises-generating and controversial issues including Government policies, programs and administrative actions that may cause distraction in the first 100 days of the new administration taking office and suggest ways of handling them and;
To provide any other suggestions and observations which would be helpful to the transition and take-off of the new Administration.
The release further states that the committee has less than three weeks to submit its report.
Other members of the committee are Obong Barr. Aniedi Ndem – Erstwhile Deputy Majority Leader in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly – Chairman; Prof. Imaobong Akpan – Secretary; Hon. Archibong Inyang – Member; Arc. Essien Nkanga – Member; Rt. Hon. Justin Ekong – Representative of the Campaign Council – Member; Representative of the outgoing Council Administration – Member.