oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Civil engineering - the critical profession for service delivery : human resource
This is the subtitle of Allyson Lawless' new book titled Numbers and Needs in Local Government. The book outlines the pressing problems faced by the country in the field of local government, but also makes recommendations to ameliorate the situation. The general conclusion is that unless rebuilding the skills base is tackled with resolve, longterm erosion of public confidence and consequent decline of the local government sector are likely as the older generation of public service professionals retire or move on and the inadequately prepared younger generation battle with their new-found responsibilities. Some salient points made by Allyson in the new publication appear below
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