RDC-6 finalizes mechanics for private sector accreditation
Iloilo (29 June) -- The private sector will soon have a voice in the Regional Development Council (RDC) 6 with its accreditation having been initiated.
The RDC, which is the highest planning and policy making body in the region has convened an orientation meeting last June 8 to institutionalize the participation of private sector representatives in the activities and programs of the RDC.
NEDA 6 Director Ro-Ann Bacal said the participation of representatives from the private sector and non-government organizations is considered important through their views and sentiments about the socio-economic issues and policies affecting the region.
Executive Order 325 which reorganizes the RDC, is composed of all local chief executives of the provinces, cities, capital towns presidents of leagues of local officials, selected agency regional directors and the private sector, consisting of NGOs, business groups, professional organizations and civic clubs.
The EO mandates that one-fourth of the membership of the fully constituted council should be that of the private sector.
NEDA, which serves as the RDC secretariat, said it seeks to ensure a wider range of private sector representation and it is inviting potential private sector/non-government organizations with proven track record in Western Visayas to apply.
Their application papers will be processed and once accredited, will become dynamic partners in the development processes in the region.
NEDA said, so far 16 NGOs have submitted their application documents and more application forms are still available at NEDA email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. (NEDA/PIA6/ESS) [top]