One day workshop on local Government Assessment Tools for representatives of Local Govt. LSO and CSOs held at Chitral.
CHITRAL: A day long workshop on local government assessment tools for representatives of local government, local support organizations (LSO) and Community support organizations (CSOs) held here in Chitral organized by Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP) Chitral. Hussain Ahmad of AKRSP was facilitator on the occasion. During the workshop the participants were briefed regarding good governance and its implementation. He said that after devolution of power local government system introduced for solving problems of public and their development on gross root level. He said that the system is very good but it still needs more improvement and enhancement capacity building of local government representatives. He said that good governance is ladder of a welfare state. He said main objectives of these series of workshop by AKRSP to aware general public and enhances capacity building of related persons for boosting and succession this news system for relief of common people. He said after completing of these trainings a pressure group would be mentally prepare who will support for good governance and democracy in the country. because only a democratic state can develop and promote its public.
He said for good governance it is necessary to be dealt with equity and equality, transparency, and to launch coordinated efforts for boosting this system for benefit of poor segments of the society. He said that good governance must should have characteristics of participatory, transparency, accountability, equality and justice, efficient and effective self-accountability for eradicating corruptions and short falling from the society. Shah Abul Mansoor Area Manager AKRSP Booni briefed role of civil society in good governance and implementation of decisions regarding benefiting of public passed by policy makers. He said that we never achieve our hundred percent goals until we aware the masses about basic information and rule regulations as well as to their capacity building about its basic.
Fazli Malik manager institutional development of AKRSP in his concluding remarks said that our goal is an integrated approach and coordinated efforts to achieve our goal for implementing of good governance and to support democracy, which is the main foundation stone of development. He highly appreciated services of Sartaj Ahmad Khan former Tehsil Nazim for promoting public private partnership at first time in Chitral and promoting mutual harmony among different segments of the societies. Who also supported and facilitated different LSOs and promoted this concept for gross root development and solving of people problems by working extra ordinary (day and nibht). He said that although local government system having some deficiency and short falling but even than it was good system than in past but it need more improvement for an ideal and excellence system. It will be more success if existing gapes were eradicating but it will be possible when our society especially civil society are well aware and trained about its basic tools. A large number of male and female participants from government and non-government organizations and civil societies participated in the workshop.
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