Karachi: Earlier today the U.S. Consulate organized a Local Government Capacity Building Workshop for recently-elected local government officials from Sindh province, with a focus on the districts of Larkana, Sukkur, Thatta, Maleer and Badin. M.J. Khan, a former three-time Houston City Council Member, conducted the virtual workshop from the United States and enlightened the participants about the local government system in the U.S. He briefed on how revenue generation, legislation, communication & coordination, human resource management & administration and community engagement ensure smooth running of local government.
Speaking the participants, Consul General Grace Shelton said local government plays a vital role in strengthening democratic political systems as the locally elected officials are best placed to voice their constituents’ concerns. “You all understand the local population better than anyone and are closer to the issues,” she noted.
Salman Murad Baloch, Chairman District Council, Maleer Karachi, Arsalan Shaikh, Mayor Sukkur, Aslam Shaikh, Mayor Larkana, Shehryar Wassan, Chairman District Council, Khairpur and dozens of elected members, government officials and journalists attended the workshop.
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