A one-day workshop to sensitize senior managers of the Mayor and City Council of Georgetown (M&CC) to the system of Local Government is slated for today at City Hall. According to a statement issued by the Georgetown Municipality, the planned forum will be facilitated by officials of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) who were invited to conduct the workshop that is scheduled to commence at 09:30 hours.
The main purpose of the workshop, it was noted, is to provide a clear understanding of the new Local Government System.
“The workshop is geared at enhancing the competencies of the City Managers so that they can perform at a higher level,” said Town Clerk, Royston King.
King said that Local Government is the sphere of government closest to the people and the managers of the city. It is therefore one of the key stakeholders that would be working directly with the new system of governance. As such, he noted, the importance of those within the municipality to be knowledgeable in this regard.
King described the forum set for today as necessary for key employees to be informed of the powers and function of the Council, elections and the electoral process, structure of the Council and decision making in the Council.
This is the first time such a workshop will be hosted by the Georgetown Municipality for senior officers.
Also, the Georgetown City Council would be hosting a similar programme for new Councillors of the City of Georgetown to familiarize them with information pertaining to the roles and functions of the city administrators, the city bylaws and other issues relating to local governance.
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