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Title:The evolution of regional and local government
Author:Mutumba, Boniface Simasiku
Periodical:Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (ISSN 2026-7215)
Geographic term:Namibia
Subjects:regional government reform
local government reform
Abstract:This article provides a brief analysis of regional and local government in Namibia before and after Independence. The regional and local government system inherited from colonial times was a discriminatory system that excluded the majority of citizens. After independence Namibia succeeded in discarding this system, and put in place an inclusive and non-discriminatory regional and local government system based on adult universal suffrage. In 1998 the government launched the 'Decentralization Policy' to make the regional and local government more efficient and effective. The future of Namibia's regional and local government system will depend on the degree to which the Decentralization Policy will be successfully implemented. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]