The majority of municipalities in Imereti spend money on carrying out their delegated powers from their own budget. Funds, which are transferred by the central government to the local self-governments in order to exercise their delegated powers, is for the most part not sufficient and that’s why local self-governments have to mobilize their own resources.
Forty-three out of 61 factions in the municipal councils of Imereti, which were elected in 2017, didn’t initiate any issues from the day of their registration up to November 1, 2018.
The municipalities of Imereti fail to provide public information within the time frames established by law, and the information they provide is often incomplete.
Representation of women in the municipal councils of the Imereti region has increased compared with the local self-government elections of 2014. At the same time, chairpersons of 3 municipal councils are women. In spite of this, representation of women among local self-government officials remains low.
Officials and public servants of the Town Hall and Town Council of the Khoni Municipality retained their positions unlawfully for two months, despite the court’s judgment of conviction against them.