TACLOBAN CITY – Southern Leyte Rep. Christopherson Yap (2nd district) recently met with officials of several government agencies to address ‘communication gaps’ that result in the non-delivery of programs and services.
Yap met with officials of the Departments of Agriculture, Tourism, Public Works and Highways, and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.
Also present during the meeting were all the 12 mayors in the second congressional district of Southern Leyte.
During the consultative meeting in Liloan, Yap said that he noticed that there was really a gap between national government agencies and local government units.
“That’s because of the line of communication. Some problems are not easily solved because of the process. We really need to have this kind of meeting wherein top officials of national government agencies meet local officials for them to come up with solutions to the problems on the ground immediately,” the lawmaker said.
“If we are able to come up with a solution to the problem of the local government units, maybe in the next budget meeting, we can come up with funding for the programs that need to be implemented in the district,” Yap added.
Yap said that the consultative meeting will now be done regularly by his office to be held in the 12 towns within the second congressional district.
The first meeting was held in Liloan town.
During the meeting, top officials of national government agencies also presented their programs being implemented in the second district.
(ROEL T. AMAZONA)