British Council to impart training to 5000 councillors

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Government and Rural Development Department in collaboration with the British Council will train about 5000 councillors in seven districts of Malakand Division which would cost Rs80 million.

The decision was made in a meeting, presided by Senior Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Department Inayat Ullah and attended by Additional Secretary Local Government Elections and Rural Development Department (LG & RDD) Abid Ullah, Coordinator Said Rehman and Head Program Manager Zena Faraz and representatives of finance and planning and development departments.

The meeting also decided to start social entrepreneurship program in order to promote domestic business and trade activities. Due to the launch of this program, local trade and business activities would gain boost at national and international level.

Inayat Ullah said that during the course of training, leadership capabilities of elected councillors would be polished and they would be trained to encourage communication, resource mobilisation, project management and dispute resolution skills so that they could serve the public in a better way. He said that this program of training would be extended to other districts of the province in the future.

The minister asked the concerning officers of finance and planning and development departments to expedite their efforts in this regard and he said that he would discuss it with the chief minister and other relevant stakeholders so that the dwellers of Malakand Division could be in real sense facilitated from the steps taken by the provincial government.