Websites of Mestia and Tsalenjikha Municipalities fail to comply with standards of transparencyWebsites of Mestia and Tsalenjikha Municipalities fail to comply with standards of transparency
Transparency International Georgia continues to study the prevailing practice of proactively disclosure of public information by municipalities. This time, we present the results for Mestia and Tsalenjikha Municipalities whose websites fail to comply with the standards of transparency.
Transparency International Georgia has checked whether municipalities have introduced standards for proactive disclosure of public information and whether they have fulfilled the imposed commitment. We present our findings for Senaki municipality.
Transparency International Georgia regularly publishes information about incomplete asset declarations submitted by officials, which represents a violation of the law and, at the same time, involves the risk of corruption.
Transparency International Georgia is carrying out an evaluation of the performance of representative bodies in Georgia. On October 19, 2017, the organization published a report on the performance of the Tbilisi City Council. The latest report examines the performance of the Zugdidi City Council.
Recently, there have been discussions about the abolition/merging of 7 self-governing cities and 7 self-governing communities that were separated and granted this status in 2014.
Citizen Participation Mechanisms – Inadequate Use of Resources in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Municipalities
Active involvement of citizens in the governance and decision-making processes is one of the cornerstones of democratic governance. It holds particularly true at the level of local self-governance, as responsibility for settlement of primary and communal needs of citizens rests with the municipal authorities.
Congruent to Article 162 of the “Self-Government Code of Georgia”, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development and the Ministry of Finance should have worked out and presented to the Government of Georgia for approval a respective schedule and rule for transfer of agricultural land to municipalities until 1 January 2017.