Lack of laws, staff and physical infrastructure impacting local levels

Dhangadi, May 1

Lack of employees, infrastructure and necessary laws has badly affected service delivery of local levels in Doti.

Dipayal-Silgadi municipality Mayor Manju Malashi complained that lack of laws had created difficulty providing services to the people. “Laws made by us will be annulled if they clash with provincial laws. Thus, it is not appropriate to formulate laws immediately,” Malashi stated.

Bogtan rural municipality Chair Kamal Gadshila said that youths from his rural municipality were forced to take up low paying jobs in India. He stated that Rs 50 million was allocated for road construction this fiscal, but jobs could not be given to the locals due to lack of laws.  Adarsha rural municipality Chair Tek Bahadur Rokaya said rural roads should be standardised. “We are building roads in the village. But, they are below standard and this leads to frequent road accidents,” he added.

Sayal rural municipality Chair Tej Bahadur Dumre said three small hydro projects damaged by the flood and landslide three years ago were still awaiting repairs. “People say Singha Durbar has come to every doorstep. We have failed to give that feeling to the people. We have not been able to carry out development works for want of laws,” Dumre stated.

Purbichauki rural municipality Chair Dhirgha Raj Bogati said they had failed to work as per people’s expectations for want of physical infrastructure and human resources. “I had planned to utilise water resources, land, herbs, forests and tourism for the prosperity of the rural municipality, but things are not going as planned,” he said.

Shikhar municipality Mayor Sitaram Joshi said that farmers were at high risk of food crisis after hailstones destroyed their wheat crops. Joshi said they had myriad problems in the education sector also. “Merging of schools, adjusting teachers and providing quality education are major problems,” Joshi added.

Baddikedar rural municipality Chair Buddhisagar Binadi said that they could not live up to people’s expectation due to lack of human resources and physical infrastructure.