Factors Implicating Cambodia’s Local Governance

There are five factors implicating progress and sustainability of local governance in Cambodia, outlined Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng.

The DPM shared the gist in his recent lecture to participants and students at the Royal School of Administration here in Phnom Penh.

Internal conflicts especially civil wars and genocide, he said, that severely disabled administration management structure and rapid changes in political regime have significantly slowed down the foundation of local governance in Cambodia.

As it is being revitalised, local governance as well as deconcentration and decentralisation demands long-term political will to be effective and sustainable, he pointed out.

At the same time, he added, mechanisms to ensure sufficient authority and power delegation, and resources such as staffing and budget are needed.

Finally, emphasised Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng, information dissemination and awareness creation among the public to encourage their participation plays indispensible role in promoting quaity service provision.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press