La cérémonie de signature a eu lieu le jeudi 26 mars 2020 à Lagdo, région du Nord, entre le Préfet du Département de la Benoué, Oumarou Haman Wabi et le tout nouveau Maire de la Commune de Lagdo, Luc Kaga, en présence du Directeur Général de la Planification et de l'Aménagement du Territoire, Janvier Oum Eloma, représentant du Ministre de l’Economie, de la Planification et de l’Aménagement du Territoire.
Through this new local planning and programming tool, the State undertakes, in accordance with the financing agreement of the said Contract signed in June 2019, to make available to the Lagdo Municipality over a period of three years, the sum of 4.8 billion FCFA for the financing of two important projects, namely the extension of the electricity network in 16 localities of the Municipality and the development of the urban roads of Lagdo.
According to the Director General of Planning and Regional Development, the signing of this Performance - Plan demonstrates the achievement of an important step in the process of decentralisation in our country. In accordance with article 10 of the law No. 2019/024 of December 24, 2019 relating to the general code of Local and Regional Authorities, (LRA’s), Janvier Oum Eloma thinks that local planning is now essential as a process of improving governance by the effective involvement of the populations in defining needs and decision-making, with a view of better programming of investments.
As a reminder, the Performance-Plan is a framework of collaboration where by the State and the Local and Regional Authorities are jointly committed for the programming and the financing of the public investment operations registered in the Council Development Plan. This new tool for accelerating decentralisation goes beyond the transfer of skills and resources, with the overall objective of offering LRA’s the possibility of having an additional window for financing investments likely to create wealth and local jobs.