Regional local government leaders yesterday gathered at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, for a two-day workshop to discuss how they can better, local service delivery.
Officiating at the’ Commonwealth Local Government Forum’ – Parveen Bala, the Minister for Local Government says, that the workshop would help participants in their efforts to strengthen local accountability, by sharing their experience.
Bala says that nobody is exempted from challenges and pressure, in ensuring good leadership at the local level.
He says the key issue is teamwork, acting collectively in ensuring that our local governments, respond effectively and accountability to the needs of local communities.
He also called on participants to introduce effective planning programs for local governments as it has been proven that localities with effective planning and implementation programs achieve better results.