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Senior Minister LG bids farewill to outgoing GIZ team leader

KP Senior Minister for Local Govt, Elections and Rural Development (LGE&RD) InayatUllah Khan while appreciating the viable role of German donor  agency GIZ in its practical cooperation for development of the province and  introducing reforms in various sectors, has said that the fruits of the sincere efforts of KP  government for  elimination of corruption and introducing maximum transparency in the  officialdom are ripe and being harvested now that, he asserted, restored confidence of  the people and donor agencies in developmental policies of the provincial government. He expressed the confidence that friendly countries including Germany would continue extending support to KP government under Strategic Development Partnership Framework (SDPF) to enable it achieve its 8 goals viz durable peace, supremacy of law, increasing economic and job opportunities, promotion of basic health  and education, gender harmony, enhancing financial resource base, strengthening of transparency and accountably  process and ensuring active participation of  people in  governmental  and  developmental  affairs.

He was addressing the farewell ceremony in honor of the outgoing GIZ team leader for Local Government Phillipp Niehenke at local hotel in Peshawar. On this occasion the GIZ head of good governance program Ms. Catherine Isabel Froehling,  the  incoming team leader Christian  Kapfensteiner and  officers of  local government department also deliberated upon who lauded contributions of the outgoing  team leader and highlighted the developmental targets, priorities  and  achievements of  KP government in various sectors. The GIZ representatives specially eulogized the transparency policy of provincial government, its candid steps against corruption and judicious use of foreign aid.

Senior Minister thanked the friendly countries and donors including GIZ for support in realizing developmental goals of the provincial government adding that besides other sectors, we considered local government systems a key to solving problems of the masses and ensuring development at gross roots level. He said that provincial government allocated over 30% of its own resources for the district, tehsil  and village councils to enable them prove its capability. He said that comparison of KP Local Government Act with that of other provinces would reveal that mockery was being made with importance of local government systems in other provinces. He said now we have also evolved stringent strategy for training of the newly elected LG representatives, admin facilities and catering its other needs including municipal machinery wherein help of donors would be highly appreciated, he added.

InayatUllah on this occasion gave traditional gifts of KP government to the outgoing GIZ team leader and hoped that his incumbent would also prove his wealth and  would contribute in progress of this province and prosperity of its people

10-9-15- Photo SMLG farewell to GIZ team Leader Christian Kapfensteiner (1)IMG_1582

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