FTM Team with the Community Elders

15/05/2019: Lanzai is 167km away from Bauchi Town, along Potiskum -Maiduguri road. It is under Darazo LGA of Bauchi State. The population of Lanzai is about 34,000. Despite its number, it only has only one maternity center to cater for the entire community and the surrounding villages. The cost of improving the health care system of any nation includes providing basic amenities ranging from facilities, health workers and quality service delivery. To adequately ensure that the sustainable Development Goal 3 is achieved, Follow the Money team during its data mining activity discovered the allocation of NGN 30 million for the construction of a new PHC at Lanzai in Darazo LGA of Bauchi State.

The FTM team is tracking the implementation of the project to ensure transparency in governance process through the #ConstructLanzai campaign. Through this campaign we call on all concerned stakeholders especially the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency to uphold public interest through being accountable and transparent with funds released for this project. We implore the public to get on board with us to follow the money and ensure that the project is duly implemented by joining us on ifollowthemoney.org

Project Implementation Is Yet To commence 

15/05/2019: The FTM team embarked on a preliminary visit to ascertain the status of the project. Major outcome shows that project implementation is yet to commence and the community is not aware of the project.

The Nearest Hospital Is 80KM Away

15/05/2019: According to the team, the nearest hospital to Lanzai is the Darazo general hospital which is over 80km from Lanzai and in cases of emergency, it’ll be too late to get medical help.

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Bauchi FTM Team Embarks On A Community Outreach To Lanzai 

Community Leaders During The Community Outreach

25/06/2019: The team in a bid to strengthen partnership with the community members and provide information on active citizenry and project tracking, embarked on a community outreach to Lanzai. Although project implementation is yet to commence and the implementing agency is yet to respond to the FOI Letter sent to them, the community members showed enthusiasm on the activities of follow the money in the community and are ready to be part of the tracking process.

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Courtesy Visit To The Executive Chairman BSPHCDA

Bauchi State Executive Chairman SPHCDA and FTM Team Members

16/7/2019: The team led by Muazu Modo, The North East FTM Lead, Paid a courtesy visit to Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency to further seek measures to collaborate with the agency for better campaign outcome and data access as regards project implementation. Major outcome was the readiness of BSPHCDA to partner with FTM and provide necessary support towards effective service delivery upon registration with the State Ministry of Planning and Budget.

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FTM Team Bauchi Organized A Town Hall Meeting In Lanzai

Participants At The Town Hall Meeting

8/08/2019:  #ErectLanzai Town Hall meeting was held in Lanzai community. In attendance were key stakeholders relevant to the project implementation. The construction of the proposed Primary Health Care is yet to start. The reason for the delay according to the BSPHCDA representative is due to the change in government as funds are yet to be released.

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Follow The Money Seeks Accountability and Transparency

FTM Bauchi CO- lead addressing the community 

08/08/2019: The FTM Bauchi CO-lead, Sambo Daniel explained the role CODE plays in seeking for accountability and transparency in government. The Village Head of Lanzai was happy and expressed gratitude to CODE for bringing this project to their knowledge. The community has only one maternity center that is not fully equipped and needs the Primary Health Care as soon a s possible.

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