A senior official of the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) urged staff of volunteerism for the upcoming Bangsamoro government during the weekly meeting of the agency on September 14, 2018 at BDCCCI, Cotabato City.
Dr. Rizaldy Piang, vice-chairman of BDA Board of Directors told staff to think on what one can contribute voluntarily to the Bangsamoro over the benefits he/she can get.
He added that as employee of the BDA, one should have specific knowledge and skills that can be helpful for the Bangsamoro.
“For 16 years at BDA, it is expected that we are capacitated, we are ready and willing to help the Bangsamoro government”, Dr. Piang further stated.
BDA, established as product of the GPH-MILF peace process has been primarily mandated for the relief and rehabilitation in the CAAM and to build the capacity of the Bangsamoro for future governance role.
With the signing of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), BDA as development arm of the MILF shall find niche and stay as relevant actor given the current situation.
It is noted, that in undertaking activities geared towards its vision, BDA has been exposed to governance and implementation issues which were intended to build its governance capability. The agency has to establish administrative, financial, and procurement systems to ensure transparent and systematic utilization of funds given to it.
At present, BDA goes on with its on-going development efforts and shall continue to perform duties as mandated.
For BDA, BOL will enhance development initiatives in the Bangsamoro.