Irbid mayor urges government to make amendments to local law

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AMMAN — The Mayor of Greater Irbid Municipality, Nabil Al-Kofahi is calling on the government to amend the local administration law to provide municipalities with greater independence and establish a decentralized approach. اضافة اعلان

Al-Kofahi highlighted that current law disregards the extensive experience of municipalities, particularly larger ones with decades of expertise, Jo24 reported.

He emphasized the importance of conducting municipal service work outside the constraints of centralization.

He said "The fundamental principle is to delegate the authority to approve, study projects, and allocate necessary funds to municipal councils without requiring approval from the Ministry of Local Administration,"

He pointed out that numerous decisions are currently being impeded by the mandatory ministry approval stipulated in the law.

Al-Kofahi further highlighted that the formation of royal committees was intended to enhance municipal independence, but during the law's drafting, the opposite effect occurred.

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