Heads of service in the South-East states have called for efficient service delivery to help the region meet the millennium development goals.

In a workshop organised by the Anambra State government in collaboration with the UK Department for International? Development (DFID) with the theme: ?Effective Service Delivery and Good Governance- An?Imperative for Realizing MDGs, they fashioned out ways of enhancing performance.
Declaring the summit open, Mr. Oseloka Obaze, who represented the state governor Mr. Peter Obi, told participants at the summit that the welfare of the state workforce was?uppermost in the policies and programmes of government as evident in the cordial relationship that exist between the labour and the government. He said summits of the HOS would inevitably enhance coordination, coherence and synergy in common policy formulation and implementation.
Anambra State head of service Mr. Chidi Ezeoke, MNI, who spoke through a permanent secretary, Mr. Uche Nworah said that it was necessary for?the heads of service to meet regularly to?cross-fertilize ideas in order to key into the reforms in the service.
He said all the heads of service in the South-East attended the summit and
expressed satisfaction that it had impacted positively on the participants.?Mr. Ezeoke said that the meeting of the heads of service was also a wake-up call towards realizing the MDGs goal by 2015.
He said that in?Anambra State, the Obi?s administration had in line with the mandate of the?MDGs revamped the education, health and some other sectors in the state economy.?The South-East and South-South coordinator of DFID programmes, Olachi Chuks-Ronnie said the role of DFID in the meeting was the provision of technical assistance through its SPARC programme.
Source:?Mazi Odera
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