Decentralisation strategy to transform public sector

Kgotla Autlwetse
Kgotla Autlwetse

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kgotla Autlwetse has revealed that they have developed a National Decentralisation Strategy in anticipation of the adoption of the Draft National Decentralisation Policy by Parliament in due course.

Delivering his Committee of Supply Speech in Parliament recently, he said the strategy aims to improve capacity and coordination amongst stakeholders at different levels of government to enhance performance, efficiency, equity and sustainability of public spending.

“It is in line with the spirit and intent of the Draft Decentralisation Policy and Strategy that I decided to upgrade all 22 Sub-Districts in Botswana to fully fledged District Councils,” he said. “This is the Government of Botswana’s commitment to the decentralisation process and its intention to bring services closer to the people.

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