n IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers - Benchmarking in local government




Extracted from text ... IMFO ? Winter 05 4 INTRODUCTION In terms of the Constitution, local government is a sphere of government in its own right. Local government has been given a distinctive status and role in ensuring democracy is built and socioeconomic development is promoted. Municipalities have been allocated the task of working together with local citizens to find sustainable ways to meet the needs of the community in an affordable and sustainable manner that will improve the quality of life for all. The Constitution mandates local government to: ? Provide democratic and accountable government for local communities; ? Ensure the provision ..


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