The KLGI Institute continues to provide support for small municipalities

The KLGI Institute is providing mentorships to 14 municipalities (with less than 22,000 residents), as a specific intervention through the project ‘Support for Stronger and Sustainable Municipalities (SSSM)’ which is supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy. With the request of the Municipality of Partesh, the KLGI Institute staff met the representatives of this municipality.

During the meeting with the Chairperson of the Assembly, the Head of the Mayor’s Cabinet and the Director of Urbanism in the Municipality of Partesh, the focus of the discussion was placed in the process of the amendment of the Municipal Statute, the aspects of democratization and other related matters. The Executive Director of KLGI Institute, Besnik Muçaj, pointed out the need to change the municipal statute to make it in line with the Law on Local Self-Government, as well as undergo through a wide consultation process with the public and local actors.

The representatives of Partesh Municipality discussed about the issues that derive from the lack of professional capacities and the need to deliver specific programs in sectoral areas. Simultaneously, they valued the contribution that the KLGI Institute is providing through trainings in the field of planning, implementation and evaluation of public policies at the local level.

Further, the KLGI Institute representatives expressed their willingness to continue their support for municipalities that have limited capacities in specific fields. In addition, the KLGI Institute will continue to play an important role in improving the policies and legislation at the local level.

At the end of the meeting, the Mayor of Partesh, Dragan Petkovic, thanked the representatives of the KLGI Institute for the correct cooperation and professional support.

This activity is organized within the project entitled “Support for Stronger and Sustainable Municipalities (SSSM)”, financed by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kosovo.