- Published on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 10:24
The local autonomy of Councils and, indeed, the democratic nature of the whole reform requires Councils to listen to citizens and community groups and to make policy decisions and to oversee implementation by their executive. Promoting this vision is a role for an independent Association of Councils. Currently, the National League of Commune/Sangkat Councils, as its name suggests, is limited to Commune/Sangkat. The League is currently going through a strategic review to determine whether to expand its mandate by becoming a two-tier association or separate associations. Whatever the outcome of this process, there is a need for an organization to represent and support the Capital, Province District Municipal and Khan Councils.