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MOPA Muhoroni Forum
The Muhoroni Forum was held in collaboration with Vijana Pamoja and Lambada Youth, who took a lead in mobilizing and organizing for the event. Held at the Pentecostal Church Hall in Muhoroni, this event drew a total of ninety (90) participants. Discussion focused on Devolution and its implications for the grassroots communities with a special emphasis on the role of youth and organized groups in ensuring that the people knew what devolution meant and how best to maximize its benefits.
As would later emerge in the Chemilil forum the following day, there was significant and repeated concerns that devolved government would also translate into devolution of corruption and other governance?related malpractices from the national level down to the County and grassroots levels. While sharing this concern, a representative from one of the youth groups emphasized the need for civic vigilance as a way of ensuring that the bad practices at the national level did not find their expression at locally. He urged those in attendance to do their part in demanding accountability at all levels, even in informal spaces and grouping that they may belong to outside of official government structures.
The forum also provided an opportunity to distribute the MOPA Accountability Charter, copies of the new constitution, AfriCOG publications on governance, corruption and accountability, KPTJ bulletins on the ICC process, as well as other relevant publications from our partners and e.g. the newly published Non-Sate Actors National Action Plan on the Implementation of the Constitution (PIN, ICJ-K and KIG).