The Institute of Democracy hold presentation of the project “Strengthening of Former Inmates” in Khulo Municipality. The representatives of the Institute of Democracy informed the gusts invited at Khulo Municipal Board about the potential beneficiaries of the project, as well as the services to be applied by involved beneficiaries.
The recommendation by the Institute of Democracy was related to accomplishment of the petition systems and adoption of the registration for simplifying referral of the petitions in the Municipality.
At the meeting with the members of project implementing organizations the representatives of the Municipal Council stated that through launching the petition system civic engagement in the activity of the self-governance.
Incompatibility between the wishes and competences of the self-governance were named as one of the drawback revealed while working on the system by the Municipal Council and City Hall.
„This is governance and not self-governance” – a number of functions were passed to the self-governance, though it fails to form a policy. It is devoid of sufficient human, financial resources and necessary competences. It depends on the center and a number of issues, finally leading to failure of their settlement – this was the position of the First Deputy Governor of Ozurgeti Municipality.
What must be done by the Municipality in order not to lead the system of petitions to the deadlock? Necessity of accomplishment the regulation of the Municipal Assembly and correct application of the power – main recommendations by the project implementing organization were related to these issues.
Their working day usually starts earlier. Before the sunrise they take care of the city with fuss and quickness. They are the employees of Batumi Sanitary Service, having a daily meeting with a number of people, some of which have a cynical attitude towards their work, though they have express aggression towards them, on the contrary, they love their job and try to make other love cleanness of the city. Despite of cleaning the city and rather hard working schedule, the yard keepers found time for attending the trainings.
As written in the official letter submitted to the Institute of Democracy by the Municipal Assembly at the current stage for implementing the issues named in the petitions the projects are being prepared, in order to reflect the sums for funding each petition in the next year budget. According to their information, a working group is formed in the Municipality, reviewing the petitions referred by the population.
Why to go far, when you are so close to the sightseeing – with this motif the members of Keda Elderly Club of the Institute of Democracy organized a trip tour and visited Zendidi Fortress
The project “Strengthening of Former Inmates” is being implemented by the Institute of Democracy together with partner organizations in Imereti, Samegrelo-Upper Svaneti, Guria and Ajara regions.