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Sar Kheng issues directive on roles of capital governors

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The Phnom Penh municipal administration office. Heng Chivoan

Sar Kheng issues directive on roles of capital governors

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng issued a directive on the division of roles, duties and working procedures to the municipal and district boards of governors of Phnom Penh to ensure efficiency and compliance with the law on the administration management of municipalities, districts and communes.

The instruction, signed on September 30, stated that based on the amendment to Article 140 of the law and sub-decree No119, there are now 11 members of the municipal board of governors and seven members of each district board of governors.

“The Phnom Penh municipal board of governors has 11 members, including one governor and 10 deputy governors. The municipal governor must divide responsibilities between the board members to help achieve its goals,” he said.

Phnom Penh governor Khuong Sreng told The Post on October 2 that he would convene a meeting to assign roles and responsibilities as instructed.

Sreng noted that after the recent appointment of four new municipal deputy governors, he had divided roles and responsibilities among them but would now modify his plans to comply with the directive.

“Instructions from the leadership or the government must be followed,” he said briefly.

Sreng said Phnom Penh is a hub for the economy, politics and culture, and this was why four more municipal deputy governors were added. The extra appointments would mean that public services could be provided more efficiently, in order to meet the government’s goals.

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