The Ministry of Local Government is committed to strengthening local authorities to empower communities to address their development needs through policy development, guidance and support, with a view to reducing social, economic and environmental inequities.
The Ministry of Local Government is an efficient and effective organization that is empowering and capacitating local authorities to enhance their efficiency, effectiveness, accountability, responsibility, autonomy and self-sustenance.
The Ministry of Labour, Local Government & Rural Development is established by the direction given in writing to the Minister by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister. Through notice published in the Gazette, the Portfolio for Local Government authorizes the Minister to have oversight powers in the following areas:Town and City Councils, Village Council, Alcaldes, Liquor Licensing, Trade Licensing, RECONDEV.
The respective legislations provide the Ministry with the necessary framework to carry out its mandate.Through these mechanisms the Ministry of Local Government provides oversight, guidance, support and capacity building initiatives to these various entities whilst monitoring their strategic and operational activities on a day to day basis.Currently, the Rural Development portfolio has been tasked to manage and oversee all affairs relating to Village Councils and the Alcalde jurisdictions.The Local Government portfolio is headed by a Director who reports to the Chief Executive Officer; the office of the Director is supported by Local Government Officers, a Secretary and the clerical staff of the Ministry.
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