Wednesday, 07 September 2022 06:42

Roadmap for Oro’s dev’t in the next 3 yrs is now underway

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Local government officials in Cagayan de Oro have begun formulating the city's Executive Legislative Agenda (ELA) and Capacity Development Agenda (Capdev) setting, which will serve as the city's roadmap for development in the next three years.
Those who attended Tuesday's crafting of ELA and Capdev held at Limketkai Luxe Hotel are Vice Mayor Jocelyn "Bebot" Rodriguez, members of the City Council, and the department and office heads of the City Government.
During the ELA workshop, the executive and legislative department officials identified the development issues and gaps as well as the actions needed to support the priority programs and projects for 2023 to 2025.
"The process of coming up with this ELA was, the team went back to the Comprehensive Development Plan which was crafted a few years ago, for 2020-2026," City Administrator Atty. Roy Raagas said.
"There were already priority projects identified. These were culled out because these projects were identified in order to realize the vision of Cagayan de Oro. These were, then, matched with the development priorities of Mayor Klarex on the RISE CDO development agenda. So now, it's getting clearer what are these priorities," he added.
Among the identified priority projects, the city administrator further said, were road concreting and maintenance, health and social services, housing, and education.
According to Raagas, a draft or template will be made consisting of the harmonization of the priorities of the five sectors in the next few weeks.
This will then be presented by City Mayor Rolando "Klarex" Uy to the city council.
Meanwhile, the city administrator also commended the harmonious participation in the discussion among the majority and minority members during the ELA workshop.
Raagas said the personal relationships between the minority and majority have improved over the past several days since the officials assumed on June 30.
"We are so glad with the participation of Vice Mayor Bebot and the city councilors. Irrespective of their political inclinations, whether from the majority or minority, everyone did their share in identifying what legislative support they can give so that these priority programs of Mayor Klarex and the executive team will be put to realization in the next three years," Raagas said. (JAS-CIO/photos by Jay Arancon)