"TADAEEM" Programme will benefit 20% of population (governance expert) | Tunisia News Gazette

“TADAEEM” Programme will benefit 20% of population (governance expert)

Director of governance as part of the Tunisia Accountability, Decentralisation and Efficient Municipalities “TADAEEM Programme Hatem Mliki called on Friday the civil society components active in the field of municipal action to advance project proposals to benefit from the subsidies provided by the above mentioned programme.

Speaking on Friday, on the occasion of the presentation of the programme, Mliki explained that “TADAEEM” is a programme funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and directly targets 31 municipalities in a dozen governorates and 28 other municipalities indirectly.

“Worth $49 million dollars, the four-year programme will benefit nearly 20% of the Tunisian population,” he specified, adding that its primary purpose is to improve the communal and non-communal services offered to citizens in concerned regions.

They are mainly the municipalities of Kef, Dehmani, Tajerouine, Sers, Siliana, Makthar, Kairouan, Bouhajla, El Ala, Oueslatia, Haffouz, Chebika, Mahdia, Ksour Essef, Sidi Alouane, Gabes, Mareth, Ghannouch, Metouia, Sfax , Sakiet Ezzit, Aguereb, Tataouine, Ghomrassen, Tozeur, Kebili and Gafsa.

Taking the floor, Executive Director of the Tadaeem programme Gabriel Braham said that this programme seeks to support municipalities and public structures involved in municipal action. Its mission will be to co-ordinate co-operation between local authorities and the rest of the public structures.

It will also empower municipalities in terms of communal management, development of human resources and improvement of municipal services.

Source: TAP News Agency

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