UNDER THE MANGO TREE OF ACCOUNTABILITY
The commune of Yarang Balante held, this Tuesday, April 27, 2021, the day of dialogue and citizen questioning, otherwise called "Spaces of Dialogue and Citizen Interpellation (EDIC)". The purpose of this accountability day is to strengthen democracy and participatory governance, by promoting the emergence of new citizen dynamics to strengthen the social support of local public action.
This activity was organized with the support of the USAID GoLD program, through the regional coordination of Sédhiou. It started with the traditional protocol ceremony, which the local authority took the opportunity to thank the GoLD program for initiating this meeting with the population, in order to allow them to report on their management in previous years.
The various sections of the administrative account from 2016 to 2019 were presented to the population, with particular emphasis on the actions prioritized by the latter within the framework of the implementation of the participatory budget. The situation of management revenue and expenditure from 2016 to 2019 was also presented, as well as the difficulties linked to the mobilization of the municipality's own resources.
This first experience was very enriching, because it allowed the mayor to have a direct dialogue with the citizens. He also welcomed the strong mobilization of the populations who responded overwhelmingly to his call, which indicates the great interest they place in this exercise of accountability.