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How we track COVID-19 Palliatives, Projects through Radio Programs – Bounce Corruption Radio Ambassadors

Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement | 06 July, 2021

Yiaga Africa’s Bounce Corruption Radio Ambassadors have revealed how they used their accountability programs on radio to track and expose corruption especially during the COVID-19 pandemic when they revealed the hoarding of palliative, misuse of funds and also uncompleted projects. The radio ambassadors shared these successes during the Bounce Corruption Virtual Knowledge Management and Learning Retreat for the network of Radio Ambassadors held on Monday, 28th June 2021.

Speaking during the retreat, Radio ambassador for Gombe state, Hannatu Paloma revealed how she conducted an investigation in some selected Local Government Areas in Gombe State where the locals revealed that COVID-19 palliatives either did not come to their locations or were not sufficient. She also revealed how palliatives meant for Kumo and Billiri Local Government Areas of Gombe state were either diverted or given to few selected individuals based on associates.  After she discovered this gap, Ms Paloma hosted radio programs with lawyers and representatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) where they amplified these issues and made recommendations.

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