The J4A programme is providing support for the replication of a Community Safety Partnership (CSP) in Garki Model Market, Abuja. This support is aimed at promoting a trust based relationship between all market stakeholders including the police, so as to ensure a safe environment for all users.
The Garki Market CSP, which had its inaugural meeting on the 18th of June 2014, has already started delivering results and making changes. The most noticeable changes include the market access control and the newly acquired security equipment deployed at the entrance of the market, the clean and serene entrance, which used to be a Keke Napep Car Park and the vibrant market management company. These changes were made possible as a result of the agreement reached between all the stakeholders during the CSP meetings.
The Garki Market Management Company also revealed that the CSP has added value to the way they perform their duties mainly because the CSP is used as an avenue for assessing the performance of the services they deliver to the market users.
“Before now there was no platform for discussing is-sues or receiving feedback on our performance but with the CSP we now receive feedback and ideas for carrying out our duties". Manager Garki Model Market, Abuja Management Market
“The CSP has created a platform where the voices of the masses can be heard." CSP member, Abuja