posted on 14/05/2006: 2250 views
President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a law, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, to establish the Western Region Municipality and a Municipal Council. The Western Region Municipality shall be an autonomous body and shall be based in Medinat Zayed.
The law provides for transferring all property and assets previously allocated to the Western Region by the Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Agriculture (DMA) to the newly-created entity according to a transition plan. The plan shall be completed in three months.
According to the law, the Municipality shall be run by an efficient management team which shall be tasked with creating divisions and sections as per the organisational structure approved by the Municipality's Director General.
The team's main role will be cantered on providing municipal services to the residents and implementation of the Municipal Council's resolutions. The Western Region shall have a 16-member Municipal Council including Chairman and Deputy Chairman. They shall be appointed through a resolution by the Executive
The Municipal Council shall serve for a two-year term. At least six of the appointed members must be residents of Medinat Zayed, Al Mirfa, Liwa, Silaa, Ghayathi and Delma. The Council is mandated with improving service provision standards in the region and drawing plans for the Municipality operations.
The Council is entitled to form permanent committees to assist it in achieving its goals. Such committees may include executive, auditing, town and suburbs services, public works, infrastructure, licensing and town planning committees. (Emirates News Agency, WAM)
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