The federal government just handed down more programmes for the local bodies to implement while the staff crunch at local level remains unresolved. Cause for concern?
It’s decided with the new constitution that the VDCs – the local bodies at village level – have to be replaced. But exactly when and how is still unknown. The only certain thing is that there “will be a delay”, says Balananda Poudel, chief of the Local Bodies Restructuring Commission. The new constitution provides for…