NGO Plans to Hold Govt Officials Accountable

Afesis-corplan embarks on initiatives aimed at holding public officials accountable

Afesis-corplan, an Eastern Cape-based NGO contributing to community-driven development and good local governance in the Border-Kei region, has embarked on initiatives aimed at holding public officials accountable.

The organisation’s contention is that despite extensive legal and policy provisions geared towards ensuring the practice of good local governance in South African municipalities, the reality of local governance practice often falls well short of the policy ideals.

It further warns that because of this gap, there is an increasing danger, especially in many semi-rural areas, that municipal governance could be regarded as a superfluous, wasteful institution whose operations depend on extensive support from other spheres of government.

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