Germany Technical Cooperation to Zambia (GTZ) in Mazabuka says the poor service delivery and performance among Councils in the country is as a result of the Old Management style.
GTZ Local government advisor Elester Hazinji also head of the Support for Decentralisation implementation project SDIP) told ZANIS in Mazabuka, Saturday, that there is an urgent need for government to ensure qualified staff run local authorities.
Ms Hazinji said a well trained personnel is key to the improve of service delivery, management of revenue and enhancing town planning and development.
She said her organisation will support councils in the implementation of skills development, financial management and client orientation to improve efficiency.
Ms Hazinji, who has just returned from Swaziland where she led a team of Management staff from Mazabuka Municipal Council, Kalomo and Sinzongwe District Councils to a decentralisation workshop, said a lot needed to be done to change the working attitude of councils.
She also expressed disappointment that stakeholders dialogue and community participation between councils and communities does not exist in Zambia thereby making it difficult for residents to participate in developmental projects.