SA tools orientation to people representatives

SOCH Nepal and Gorkha Municipality jointly organized two-day long orientation program on Social Accountability (SA) tools in Gorkha district on 2-3 September 2018. The orientation was targeted to all representatives of the Gorkha Municipality, civil society and team of District Coordination Committee of Gorkha.

A total of 36 participants including Mayor and Deputy Mayor, Ward chairs and members, representatives of PPWG and CA, chair of Health Shakha of Shahid Lakhan Gaunpalika also participated in the orientation program.

The orientation was concentrated on importance and mandatory provision for use of SA tools in local level. Orientation intended the thorough understanding of application of Public Hearing, Social Audit and Public Audit, PETS, Right to information and Community Score Card.

After the orientation program, Mayor of Gorkha Rajan Raj Panta made a commitment to apply SA tools for ensuring effective public service delivery and to promote good governance on entire Gorkha Municipality. Furthermore, he acknowledged the need for SOCH Nepal's support for the promotion and application of SA tools in the future. After the program, chief of Shahid Lakhan Gaunpalika requested SOCH Nepal to organize same orientation program on his Gaunpalika. The other gaunpalika also assured at least the half of the financial contribution to conduct SA Tools orientation.

The Capacity Development Specialist of NEPAN- Gobinda Poudel District Officer SOCH Nepal District Officer Mohasin Alimiya and Admin/Accounting Officer Sushil Bhattarai facilitated the orientation.

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