Belmopan. March 23, 2018. The Ministry of Local Government held a two-day workshop for the newly elected cohort of municipal officials and town/city administrators on the 22 & 23 March, 2018, under the theme: “Promoting Good Governance & Integrity in Political Office for Local Government in Belize”. All elected officials from the nine municipalities were present.
The training commenced with an opening ceremony and introduction of the participants from each municipality by their respective mayors. This was followed by a host of presentations to sensitize municipal leaders on the roles and functions of the Ministry of Local Government and by agencies and organizations that contribute to governance processes within municipalities. The Orientation Training provided a space for the exchange of information among councils and the ministry.
As a follow-up, the Ministry will be engaging each council in a series of training regarding the municipal acts, standing orders and accounting regulations. These sessions will be carried out over the course of the next two months.