Completion of the local councils’ drafted law

The coordination committee of the local councils of the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) have completed drafted law for the local councils, guidelines of advocacy for the provincial councils and civil society organizations and approaches to the public complaints through the provincial councils, regulations for monitoring and forms for the monitoring of local councils.

The coordination committee on 23rd of this month had organized a meeting with the directors of the IDLG, representatives of the supporting organizations and technical partners, exchanged shared opinions and shared legal documents with them.

Director of the IDLG coordination committee Mr. Saeed Ahmad Khamosh said to complete the drafted law they had organized advisory meetings in the seven zones of the country in which provincial councils, directors of the IDLG, the advisory board of the municipalities, political parties, civil society organizations, academicians and supporting organizations participated. Their views were collected and later developed a draft study.

Mr. Khamosh added that the drafted law of the local councils will be sent to the Ministry of Justice for further procedures. Upon the endorsement of the IDLG leadership, it will be implemented. The local council’s law will address the issues and guidelines for the provincial councils’ access to the public complaints, guidelines for the advocacy for the civil society organizations, monitoring of the provincial and local councils.

He says legal documents clearly address the authorities of the local councils, monitoring, counseling areas, working relations between the local councils and government organizations and several other responsibilities.

Mr. Khamosh was optimistic that with the implementation of these laws it will maintain the relationship between people and councils, improve work and will play systematic roles.

It merits mentioning that with approval and implementation of the law, provincial and district councils and village shuras will be benefited with:

1- Local councils’ law
2- Monitoring guidelines for the provincial and local shuras’
3- Advocacy guidelines for the provincial councils and civil society organizations
4- Approaching the public complaints through the provincial councils
5- Monitoring forms


/S. Momand