Monday, March 21, 2011

Grass Roots development

According to the Sunday Times the government is to establish Jana Sabha's which will function under the Minister for Economic Development.

Provincial and local councils must seek approval for development work from the Jana Sabha's which will have powers to draw up their own budgets, development plans and seek financial allocations from the Central Government. This effectively renders all other bodies powerless.

We have just concluded the local government elections. If all provincial councils and local authorities need to seek the approval of the Jana Sabha before commencing any projects is there any point in these bodies?

Why not abolish the Provincial Councils and other local authorities and leave the work to be carried on by the Jana Sabha's? If nothing else we will save the cost elections and administration.

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