Unity, not division, should define Municipal governance « Khabarhub
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Unity, not division, should define Municipal governance

In the midst of municipal council voting, it’s crucial to remember the essence of local government.

Unlike parliament, here there’s no government versus opposition. We’re all elected to elevate Kathmandu to metropolis status, regardless of our affiliations.

Polarization among councilors and executive members isn’t a positive sign.

Local governments play a pivotal role in reinforcing federalism.

They embody a government by and for the people, where every voice matters equally. To truly serve the public, we must bridge our differences and unite behind common goals.

Moving forward together is imperative. The Chief Deputy Chief Administrative Officer must foster an inclusive culture that respects everyone’s perspectives.

Conflict arises when we dismiss each other’s capabilities. Instead, cultivating mutual respect and dialogue is key to effective governance.

The entire nation looks to the metropolitan city for leadership. Let’s prioritize the metropolis over personal ego and avoid tarnishing its image.

Differences in opinion should prompt discussions, not division. Respecting diverse viewpoints is fundamental to our local government’s integrity.

Let’s exemplify this spirit to the youth of Kathmandu, demonstrating responsibility and unity in action.

I would also like to make a special request to the President: every word we utter impacts the global youth.

Our expressions hold the power to shape their own expressions. Therefore, those of us in politics must rise above personal interests, safeguarding the institutional integrity at all times.

Upholding the dignity of our positions should guide our every statement.

Failure to set a proper example invites chaos; speaking without factual basis risks societal and political turbulence.

Such disruptions are unacceptable. It’s crucial to grasp the significance of our roles and communicate accordingly.

We must refrain from provocative language, such as “burning Singha Durbar” or equating actions in Kathmandu to attacks on the metropolis.

Such rhetoric should be avoided. Let’s steer clear of destructive paths—let’s not incite, spoil, or engage in divisive behavior.

Kathmandu Metropolitan City must lead by example nationwide, focusing on the three C’s: cooperation, coordination, and coexistence. Only then can we progress at the necessary pace.

Disunity—from city assembly to metropolis—stifles development. We must foster mutual respect and collaboration.

Differences are natural but should be resolved through dialogue, not bitterness or ego clashes.

Whether in New Road, Kalanki, Hadigaon, Pashupati, or Tinkune, unity is paramount.

Winning at the expense of others contradicts our Local Government Act and constitutional principles.

We are entitled to our own opinions. However, when debating, dialogue is the only path to resolution—not confrontation.

Discussions should stay within the confines of the metropolitan city and city assembly. We must prevent situations where elected representatives clash in public.

Expressing differing opinions should not undermine Kathmandu Metropolitan City. It’s crucial to foster strong relationships among municipal council members.

Each party contributes to fulfilling our commitment to serve the city’s residents. After city assembly meetings conclude, unity should prevail among members, fostering cooperation and coexistence.

The entire nation looks to the metropolitan city for leadership. Let’s prioritize the metropolis over personal ego and avoid tarnishing its image.

Even media discussions should be handled responsibly, avoiding reckless statements or public disputes.

(Summary of remarks by Sunita Dangol, Deputy Head of Kathmandu Metropolitan City, during the municipal council session on Asar 10)

Publish Date : 28 June 2024 06:19 AM

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