EU to train thousands of Local Government Representatives of Baluchistan

EU to train thousands of Local Government Representatives of Baluchistan
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QUETTA:(APP) Balochistan Rural Sports Programme (BRSP) in collaboration with European Union (EU) has launched training programmes for elected representatives of local government institutions under Balochistan Local Government Act 2010 across the province.

Around 11, 719 LG representatives will get the training in this regard.

A spokesman for BRSP said here that European Union has been providing financial assistance for the joint venture of BRPS and Balochistan Rural Development Academy (BRDA).

"Around 11,719 elected representatives of local government bodies including males and females will attend the training programmes in all districts of Balochistan," he said. The training workshops were being held under Balochistan Local Government Act 2010.

"An eight-day training workshop was arranged in the metropolis Quetta which was attended by the mayor, deputy mayor, chairmen and vice chairmen of the municipal corporations, district councils and municipalities of Pishin, Qila Abdullah, Qila Saifullah, Zhob, Shirani and other areas, respectively," the spokesman said.

"The training programmes being held under BRSP and BRDA focus on capacity building and skills development of LG representatives in order to help them in running official affairs at their offices".

Addressing the workshop, Director General, BRDA, Hanif Baloch said, "It is need of hour to inform the LG representatives about the importance and different aspects of Balochistan Local Government Act 2010. Balochistan Local Government Act 2010 provides provisions to make LG bodies more functional so that masses could avail benefits from the LG system properly".

The spokesman concluded that BRSP and BRDA had already provided training to 180 master trainers who have now been training LG representatives including mayors, deputy mayors, chairmen, vice chairmen and councilors.

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