The Coalition then followed this with sensitization visits to relevant government agencies, which was the 1st phase of the SBA project. They include: Commissioner for Chieftaincy Matters and the Commissioner for Human Capital Development and Poverty Reduction; on the need to involve the Traditional Rulers in redesigning the security architecture of the State especially in Rural Areas with regards to the attack by suspected herdsmen; on the need to support the neighborhood vigilante; the need to establish security posts in strategic neighborhoods especially in boundary/borders of the state as well as provision of logistics to support the vigilante groups; the banning of open grazing by Fulani Herdsmen to avoid destruction of farmlands and attendant violence and associated killings were issues discussed.
The Coalition visited the Commissioner for Environment where the issue of the highhandedness of officials of the agency in its operations was highlighted. The Commissioner stated that the recommendation of the Coalition was welcome, even as government had already set up a committee to review the operations of the agency.
Visits/Consultations and a presentation of the Policy Brief were made to the Commissioner for Housing on the need to embark on affordable housing so as to bring down the cost of rent in the State; and for the support of government to Estate Developers through ease of access to land and mortgage linkages.
The Coalition visited the Ministry of Agriculture and canvassed for access to fertilizer to genuine farmers at the right time to stem the incidents of extortion.
The Coalition visited the Management of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) where the issues of poor/epileptic power supply, arbitrary electricity bills to customers were raised and discussed.
All of these visits took place between Monday, 6th June, 2016 and Tuesday 14th June, 2016.
The Coalition visited the then Hon Commissioner for Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority, Engr. IK Ugwuegede, to raise the issue of indiscriminate clamping of vehicles of which was affecting members and their businesses in adverse ways. The Ecobpa delegation notified the Commissioner of the Advocacy Programme on the Effects and Impact of Corruption in the Development and Growth of Business in Enugu State. Other issues discussed with the Hon Commissioner for ECTDA: the process of registration of property, and building construction permits; the need to have a One-Stop-Shop in the registration and approval for construction. The Commissioner thanked the Coalition for the efforts towards improving the Enugu Business environment and assured the Coalition of his supp