By Nnedinma C Okeke
Awka, Dec. 5, 2020 (MOI) Anambra State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (ASPHCDA) has conducted a one-day state level training for Accounting Officers of the 21 Local Government Health Authorities (LGHAs).
The training, which took place at Double Bliss Hotel, Awka had in attendance, Accounting Officers posted to the 21 LGHAs across the state with some Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) officers.
The Executive Secretary ASPHCDA, Dr Chioma Ezenyimulu in her opening remarks, noted that vacuum was created when Administration and Account officers were transferred from the Health Departments to the Agency in 2018, but that this was filled by having them seconded to the Agency.
“The Admin Staff have already been trained in July in this year,” she said.
She gave a brief history of the Agency, which was created in 2015 to coordinate primary healthcare activities in the state in keeping with the Primary HealthCare Under One Roof (PHCUOR) policy of the Federal Government.
Dr Ezenyimulu, then, urged the participants to pay attention, ask questions where necessary so as to be able to put into practice all they would have learnt from the training.
Head of Accounting Department, ASPHCDA, Mrs Amaka Maduka said that at the end of the training, the participants were expected to know more about accounting and accountability, functions of accountants and reasons for accountability.
A participant, Mrs Chidilim Eluenua, Accounting Officer from Onitsha South LGA commended the agency and resource persons for the knowledge gained.
“The training has helped to inform us better on what is expected of us in our LGAs; with these we can put our heads together to move the agency forward and also support the work of the state government. ”
She urged fellow accountants to always follow the principles of accounting in the discharge of their duties in LGHAs, show good examples, be punctual and do their jobs diligently. (MOI)