The UK Department for International Development (DFID) funded Sub-National Governance (SNG) Programme’s Punjab team in collaboration with District Administration, Hafizabad held a one-day orientation session on the New Local Government System and its challenges on Thursday, April 13, 2017.
The focus of the session was to determine the status of implementation of the provisions of the PLGA, 2013, which also facilitated in identifying the problems faced by the District Health Authority (DHA) and District Education Authority (DEA) concerning formulation of budget estimates for the period of six months and the next fiscal year. All DRG members attended the session. The representation from the SNG team included PFM Advisors – Muhammad Arshed, Anam Hussain and Research Assistant, Syed Ali Turab.
During the session, SNG team briefed the participants on SNG’s role in district to enable smoother transition to the new local government system. The workshop proved beneficial in the identification of transitional challenges and possible solutions of the newly established entities to overcome their problems, leading to efficient financial management and governance for better service delivery.
The convention was a follow up of the orientation workshop, held in February 2017 to facilitate the District Administration, District Health and Education Authorities in budget making techniques and accounting processes as prescribed under the Local Government Act, 2013.