Fresh act to operate local governance sought

KATHMANDU: A section of lawmakers, airing their views in the special hour of the Legislature-Parliament meeting today, stressed the need for formulating laws required for operating the local levels at the backdrop of the completion of local elections in six provinces.

Rajan Bhattarai, underlining the need of bringing the laws necessary to operate the local levels soon, said the government did not seem serious towards taking initiations to start preparations for all elections within the constitutional deadline.

Rajaram Syangtan said that there were difficulties to run the local levels due to lack of required human resources. He asked the government when it was bringing an act relating to the operation of local governance.

Other lawmakers including Dilli Prasad Kafley, Hira Bahadur KC, Janak Raj Joshi and Shyam Sundar Shrestha drew the attention of the government towards contemporary issues.

Lawmaker Kafley suggested the government for the construction of a hydroelectricity project based in Kalikot on its own, stating that PPA with the provision of purchasing power in dollars that the government signed with an Indian company, awarded the contract for its construction, would cause loss to the country.

The government was also urged to carry out rescue and relief works at a greater level in the areas affected by landslides and floods.