n Local Government Bulletin - Holding the municipal executive to account
|Article Title||Holding the municipal executive to account|
|© Publisher:||Dullah Omar Institute|
|Journal||Local Government Bulletin|
|Author||Yonatan Tesfaye Fessha|
|Publication Date||Apr 2008|
|Pages||8 - 10|
The accountablility of the executive to the council is a cardinal principle of good governance. Information flow is essential to holding it accountable for its decisions and performance in delivering services and meeting locally prioritised outcomes. A prerequisite for information flow is transparency in the manner in which the executive carries out its tasks, and this begs the question: are there fault lines in the design of the local government system that have given rise to a lack of accountability and responsiveness?
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