Main aim of the meeting was to analyze the petitions initiated in the Municipalities, drawbacks identified during review process and the issues of future cooperation.
At the meeting, the necessity for separating the competences between the Government and the Municipality, insufficient authorities of the Municipal Assemblies, lack of financial and human resources in decision-making process were named as a main drawback for settling actual issues named by the population.
The representatives of the Institute of Democracy paid attention to the necessity for correcting the draqbacks identified in the regulation of the Municipal Assemblies and issued relevant recommendations.
The Institute of Democracy is planning similar type of meetings in Guria and Samegrelo-Upper Svaneti Municipalities.
The Institute of Democracy is implementing the project “Petition – People’s Voice in the Self-Governance” together with partner organizations with the support of the USAID.