Empowered local governments

Decentralisation of government frameworks and empowerment of local governments has been described as a critical key role towards economic development and localisation of national development.

When officially opening the four day Commonwealth local government conference in Gaborone yesterday, President Ian Khama said decentralised governance had the potential to contribute to the achievements of agreed targets for any country.  “As members of the commonwealth countries we are aware that a decentralised governance framework and empowered local governments and its communities are critical to the localisation of national development and its sustainable development goals,” he said.

Khama also noted that Botswana had remained alive to the idea of localising resources to address local needs, aspirations and promoting sustainable livelihoods for its people.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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