Press Release: CPDI conducted One-day orientation session for the newly elected representatives on the new local government system in KP

Peshawar, June 1, 2022: Centre for Peace and Development Initiative and GIZ Pakistan in collaboration with Local Government Election and Rural Development Department (LGE&RDD) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, organized one-day orientation session for the newly elected Mayors and Tehsil Chairmen of Local Government Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. CPDI conducted the orientation session in two batches. In both the batches more than 50 elected representatives participated.

Mr.  Zaheer Ul Islam Secretary Local Government Election and Rural Development Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, inaugurated the session and congratulated newly elected Local Government representatives. He shed light on importance of the capacity building of tehsil chairmen and explained their role and responsibilities in Municipal Services Improvement as prescribed in Local Government (LG) Act. He urged the need for enhancing citizen’s participation in Municipal Services Development Programme. He further added that LG representatives have been a breeding ground for Provincial and Federal level political leadership.

Mr. Hifz ur Rehman Formal Secretary LGE&RD Government of KP explained about the devolution of powers and evolution of LG systems; composition, functions and responsibilities of Local Governments; bye-laws and regulations; financial functions of Local Governments; and Tehsil Development Plan & VC/NC Development Plan. Session was concluded with vote of thanks from Mr. Barkat Ullah Khan Durrani, Director-Local Governance School, LGE&RD Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The session ended with distribution of certificates of participation to the participants.

About CPDI: Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) is an independent, non-partisan and a not-for-profit registered civil society organization working on the issues of Development, Peace and access to information in Pakistan.

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Noor Alam | Provincial Coordinator
Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI)
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