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Decentralization Workshop Ends in Margibi

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The National Youth Movement for Transparent Elections or NAYMOTE has concluded a one-day Capacity Building and Local Governance Training workshop at the Youth Center in Kakata, Margibi County.

The training, which brought together over 25 participants, including Commissioners, Clan Chiefs, General Town Chiefs, Youth Leaders, as well as Gender Coordinator from Margibi County on July 29, 2013, was aimed at educating local leaders on decentralization.

The Executive Director of NAYMOTE, Eddie D. Jarwolo said the organization’s focus was to build and strengthen the capacity of local leaders to enable them provide the needed services to their people. According to him, the training also concentrated on the roles, functions and structure of local government in the country.

He noted that the participants, who came from Districts Four and Five of Margibi County, were also drilled through the prospects and challenges of local leaders, including the lack of basic social services, quality education, infrastructure and good roads, as well as salaries, among others.

According to him, Cinta Township in District Five, Upper Margibi County will host the next training, which will   mostly focus on management and Leadership, emphasizing that NAYMOTE was targeting a total of 60 local leaders in eight series in also Bong County, in collaboration with the Cuttington University in Suacoco.

he indicated that the organization wanted to ensure that the necessary capacity for local leaders so as to deliver to their people. He noted that the project is supported by two institutions-the National Environment for Democracy based in Washington D.C the USA and TRUST AFRICA, which deal with strengthening local government to deliver the necessary services to their people.

He further lamented that the project is intended for one year and is currently operating in four Counties to include Margibi, Bong, Grand Bassa and Montserrado.

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