Karachi (Staff Reporter) Secretary Local Government Sindh Engineer Syed Najam Ahmad Shah chaired an important meeting regarding uninterrupted supply of water and its equitable distribution to the city of Karachi in which MD Water and Sewerage Board, Special Secretary Local Government, Project Director KIV, Project Director KWSSIP and DG Public Private Partnership Khalid Mahmood Sheikh were present.
Addressing the meeting, Engineer Syed Najam Ahmad Shah said that the expansion of Karachi city and day by day increasing population demands that a comprehensive and integrated policy must be formulated keeping in view the needs of the future so that the upcoming generations would not face any kind of trouble.
The Sindh Local Government Secretary stressed that in all phases from the beginning to the end of the water supply line, it is important to ensure that all the working agencies involved in the project should be on the same page and in case of any dispute or disagreement, find a solution to the problem through the consultation process.
In a meeting with World Bank experts in the second meeting, Engineer Syed Najam Ahmad Shah said that the ongoing CLICK project in collaboration with the World Bank is playing an important role in ensuring the strength and autonomy of local councils and the capacity of local government employees. The Secretary added that organising training sessions for capacity building of employees is the continuation of the progressive approach.
The Secretary Local Government Sindh also emphasized that modern technology should be utilized to bring the financial sector of all local government bodies in line with the international standards of transparency and also to ensure safe conduct of all government affairs
. Later, the Secretary Local Government of Sindh visited the office of Solid Waste and SWEEP where MD Solid Waste Zubair Ahmed Channa briefed Engineer Syed Najam Ahmed Shah regarding various departments. Talking on the occasion, the Secretary Local Government Sindh said that the Solid Waste Management Board is performing significantly within the city and in the near future it would play an important role within the whole province. Najam Ahmad Shah instructed MD Solid Waste to make the performance of the organization more efficient and effective and also met the staff and other team members.