Association for Public Policy Analysis yesterday accused two Imo State federal lawmakers, Senator Chris Anyanwu and Hon. EmekaIhedioha of interfering with federal budget implementation in the state.
National President of the Association, PrincewillOkorie while speaking with journalists in Abuja, also urged President Goodluck Jonathan to step in by ensuring that the implementation of budget did not suffer unnecessary interference from legislators.
According to Princewill, the analysis of Imo State budget revealed that N11.1billion was appropriated for capital projects in the 27 local government of the state while N1.3billion was appropriated for women and youth empowerment N480million was appropriated for Imo East senatorial zone alone.
He also said that while the group had been making efforts since August 2012 to ascertain the level of this year federal budget without any result, most of the programmes captured in the 2012 budget for Imo State were implemented without the knowledge of the state government.
"Two weeks ago, Hon. EmekaIhediohaorganised Agro based training programme in collaboration with National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike to empower 700 PDP women and youth leaders in the 305 political wards of Imo state.
He disclosed that about N278million was appropriated for three Agro-based training programmes for women and youths of Imo State in 2012 federal budget, adding that it was not clear whether the one executed by Emake was a private one or the one captured in the budget.