US supported good governance training in Pokhara

Gandaki Province CM Prithvi Subba Gurung addressing a program in Pokhara on Tuesday. Picture:

By Rup Narayan Dhakal : Pokhara—Gandaki Province Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung said that the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority raised questions as newly formed Nepal’s local levels carried out expenditure uncontrollably.

CM Gurung was addressing a three-day Good Governance Training for Local Government Officials in Pokhara on Tuesday. The training is being held by Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce & Industries (FNCCI), Pokhara Chamber of Commerce and Industries (PCCI) and supported by US Embassy Nepal.

At the same time, CM Gurung however accepted that the expenditure system in province level is also not totally transparent. “Because of non transparent expenses, CIIA sent a 61 point charter to local governments”, Gurung informed in the training opening cession. According to him, changing only a political system doesn’t guarantee the good governance and corruption free society. So, CM Gurung stressed on the need of total overhaul in army, police and bureaucracy of Nepal.

US Embassy Nepal’s Information Officer and Spokesperson Andie De Arment informed that the training carried out in Pokhara was last of its series. According to her, such training was held in every province of Nepal and made clear that the embassy was not the sole organizer of the training but had supported and cooperated with FNCCI to make the program happened.

FNCCI Director General Dharanidhar Khatiwada, FNCCI Gandaki Province Chairman Sanjiv Bahadur Koirala, PCCI chairman Damu Adhikari and PCCI General Secretary Arjun Pokhrel also put their remarks during the opening cession held in Lakeside of Pokhara. A total of 20 participants from local levels of Gandaki Province are taking part in the training.

Published on: December 4, 2019 3:47 pm

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