Governor Rochas Okorocha recently approved the appointment of Government Liaison Officers(GLOs) into the Community Government Council with the task of ensuring that the rescue programmes and policies are replicated in all the communities of the state.
A memo from the Press office states:
The commitment of Gov. Owelle Rochas Okorocha towards enthroning governance, unlocking the hidden resources in the rural communities and fast-tracking development in the rural communities largely informed the rational behind appointing prominent persons including members of Imo State House of Assembly, Commissioners, Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants, Special Assistants, Executive Assistants, Political and Community leaders and other well-meaning individuals as GLOs to represent their respective communities in the Community Government Council.
This singular step by Gov. Owelle Rochas Okorocha has no doubt given credence to the Community Government and further underscore his commitment in the on-going transformation of Imo state.
To drive the vision of Gov. Okorocha towards ensuring the success of the Community Government in all the communities of the state, the governor has assigned the following responsibilities to the newly appointed GLOs:
1. To identify schools for possible renovation in the communities
2.To create boarder with other communities by erecting sign posts
3.To ensure that all the necessary logistics are put in place to ensure effective operations of the Community Government headquarters
4.To identify Health Centers for immediate take-over by the host communities
5.To promote agriculture in the rural communities by identifying and acquiring farmland for massive agricultural practice
6.To identify on-going road projects in their various communities and ensure the compliance of contractors handling the projects
7.To promote the activities of rescue mission government in their various communities as well as introduce rescue mission slogan/song for peace and unity in Imo state
8.To engage a surveyor/town planner that will plan each of the communities as a city for further developmental projects towards making Imo a one-city state
8.To re-organize and possibly build a new community market to encourage trade and other economic activities at the community level
However, the responsibilities of the GLOs are not limited to the above as Gov. Owelle Rochas Okorocha may deem it necessary to assign some other functions to any GLO also deemed peculiar to his/her community and for the overall good governance of the state.