The seventh edition of the regular meeting of Imo State Stakeholders’ Forum will hold on Thursday, January 5, 2023.

The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hon. Declan Emelumba announced this in a statement issued on Thursday, December 29, 2022.

Hon Emelumba said the state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, will use the occasion to render an updated account of his stewardship to Imo people since the last stakeholders meeting.

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He added that the governor will also use the occasion to brief the stakeholders on his achievements in the last three years since the meeting will coincide with the third anniversary of his administration.

The statement reads in part; “Before then, His Excellency will on January 4th, 2023 host a three-hour live phone-in programme with all private and public radio stations in the state. This will also be streamed live online to give Imo people – including those in the diaspora -the opportunity to seek clarifications and ask questions on all aspects of governance of the state.

“Civil society organizations, trade unions, students, market associations, road transport unions and other interest groups will be invited to witness and participate in the live phone-in programme.  

“This is a unique and novel town hall meeting arrangement which seeks to engage virtually every strata of the society in an interactive session with their governor, in keeping with Senator Uzodimma’s avowed determination to remain transparent and accountable to the people of the state.

“This ceremony will hold in the afternoon of Wednesday, 4th January, 2023. It will be followed later in the day by the ceremony for the presentation of the awards for the Second Governor Hope Uzodimma Annual Awards for Media Excellence, for practicing journalists in the state. The maiden edition of the awards was held in 2021.

“His Excellency will also use the occasion of the awards to host a dinner in honour of all practicing journalists in the state. 

“Further details, including venues and time, of the aforementioned engagements will be communicated to the relevant public soon”.


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