Regional meetings for amending the Administrative Instruction 2008/08 concluded29.05.2019
Ferizaj, May 29 - The seventh regional and final meeting on the “Draft Administrative Instruction for amendment of the Administrative Instruction No. 2008/08 on the organization, functioning and cooperation of municipalities with villages, settlements and urban neighbourhoods” within the “Active Citizenship” project was held in Ferizaj.
These meetings were organized with a view to supplementing and amending this Administrative Instruction. MLGA in cooperation with NGO Syri i Vizionit and LEGA/USAID Project have held joint meetings with Municipal Assembly Presidents, Directors of Municipal Administration Departments, Directors of Finance Departments, civil society organizations, and heads of villages, settlements of urban neighbourhoods in the regions of municipalities - Prishtinë, Mitrovicë, Prizren, Gjilan, Gjakovë, Pejë and Ferizaj.
During many years of its work with the heads of local councils and local institutions, Syri i Vizionit has identified difficulties and the needs to supplement or amend this Administrative Instruction, in order to facilitate the work of municipalities in selecting and functionalising local councils. Utterly due to this, SiV has initiated and addressed the issue of its supplementing or amendment to the Ministry of Administration and Local Government. In the latter, SiV has come across willingness to cooperate in improving legal infrastructure and facilitating the work of municipalities in creating mechanisms or bodies for involving citizens in decision-making processes and their representation in local institutions.
MLGA has established a working group for compiling the Draft Administrative Instruction on the organization, functioning and co-operation of municipalities with villages, settlements and urban neighbourhoods composed of representatives of this Ministry, the one of Finance, Association of Kosovo Municipalities, and civil society with members from Syri i Vizionit and LEGA/USAID Project. Following the compilation of the draft instruction, it was considered important that this should be discussed at the local level in order to also get recommendations from the municipalities, taking into account their practices in implementation of this Administrative Instruction.
While implementing the seven regional meetings, participants considered this initiative as very important and contributed with their experience and practice.
MLGA and the working group of this Administrative Instruction have promised that all recommendations from regional meetings will be dealt with seriously and they will be included in the AI â€‹â€‹so that this document becomes as practicable, applicable and appropriate for all municipalities of Kosovo.
These meetings were held in the framework of the “Active Citizenship” program, which is implemented by Syri i Vizionit with financial support from Olof Palme International Center and SIDA.