Local govt needs efficiency

source: BOPA
23 February, 2010

GABORONE – Central government will continue to support local government authorities in their endeavour to provide services.

Officially opening a local government conference on Strengthening Local Government for Effective Service Delivery and Sustainable Development in Gaborone yesterday, Vice President Lt Gen. Mompati Merafhe said the conference was aimed at promoting debate on key local governance issues such as policy making, leadership, local government financing and economic empowerment strategies.

In Botswana, the central government is mandated to formulate policies while implementation occurs at the local government level through local authorities and other local-level institutions. At independence government adopted a decentralisation approach designed to transfer authority and functions from centre to local authorities and [continue reading]

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