14 January 2020
A meeting between members of Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), the elected committee members of YCDC and the residents in North Okkalapa Township was conducted at the Town Hall in North Okkalapa Township on Monday.
This is the very first of its kind in North Okkalapa Township and plans are underway to hold such kind of meeting monthly.
MP (Pyithu Hluttaw), North Okkalapa Constituency, Dr. Than Win said “The municipal works are related to the daily works of public and then the public always have complaints on it. They will get to know more about the undertakings of the city council through this kind of meeting. This makes more transparency between public and service personnel. Out of many works done by the Yangon City Council, the bridge and road construction are the most progressive works in North Okkalapa township compared to the last ten years. The drainage and cleansing system are still left to put more efforts. With the support of JICA, we have budget of 7 billion to maintain two main water channel of the Township.”
NorthOkkalapa Township is located in the eastern part of Yangon and comprised of 19 wards. Generally, there are around 400,000 people in the township.
Chairman, National League for Democracy (North Okkalapa), Aung Zaw Win said “I raised queries on the tax flow collected by the city council and payment to the city council staff. Because we see a lot of city council staffs years ago but now we can’t find that much. I’d like to know that are they still in service. And I gave one more suggestion for the city council staff to take responsibility and accountability, and to follow the State leaders’ policy by avoiding corruption.”
The YCDC law was enacted on June 2018 and the city council election was held on March 2019. The elected committee members started to take their duties on April 2019.
Resident, Win Maw said “The elected committee members are still in short period of serving their duties at YCDC and they need to know more about the work flow. There are still needs to make good connection among administrative bodies, city council staff and elected committee members for the township development tasks.”
The town-hall meeting was done at five townships of Yangon Region and the next one will be held in Yankin Township on the 14th of January.
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