Guinea/Decentralization. Mayors in general assembly in Conakry
The extraordinary general assembly of the national association of communes of Guinea (ANCG) began this Thursday in Conakry. During this meeting, the members of the ANCG will examine the statutes and internal regulations of their structure but also renew the members of the current board.
Mohamed Sike Camara, Deputy Director General of the National Agency for the Financing of Local Authorities (ANAFIC), explains the merits of this extraordinary assembly."Today, we are attending the Extraordinary Assembly of the National Association of Communes of Guinea, which is an umbrella association that works to defend the interests of local authorities. So until now the Agency had difficulty functioning, but today with the new authorities we have planned this general assembly to set up a newToday, with the new authorities, we have planned this general assembly to set up a new office to accompany local authorities in the implementation of their own interests," he explained.
He also recalled that, "ANAFIC is the Agency responsible for mobilizing and financing initiatives planned by local communities through their local development plan. Since the arrival of the new authorities, two other funds have been entrusted to us. We have the management of the National Fund for Local Development, which is funded by the 15% of the mining revenue, but today we also have the FODEL, which is the national fund for economic and local development, which concerns the local authorities.conomic and local development, which concerns communities directly impacted by the activities of mining companies, but also FODECCON, which is the development fund for the communes of Conakry.
"ANAFIC finances local communities, ANCG is made up of communities. So we will in the context of financing their activities, punctured a certain percentage to make available to the ANCG, which will continue to defend institutionally, organizationally and structurally the ANCG in the context of support always communes of Conakry, "he added.
Mory Conde, Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization, recalled:
"Before September 5, we had a multitude of agencies that ensured and supervised the movement of local authorities. In order to rationalize the management of public resources, but also to strengthen the capacities of local authorities, we have decided to bring together all these agencies into a single agency, ANAFIC, which will now have the role of mobilizing and managing the resources of the national fund for local development (FNDL).We have decided to combine all of these agencies into a single agency, ANAFIC, which will now have the role of mobilizing and managing the resources of the national local development fund (FNDL), which will also have the role of mobilizing and managing the resources of the FODECOCN (development fund for the communes of Conakry), but also the role of mobilizing and managing the resources of the local authorities.It will also have the role of mobilizing and managing the resources of FODEL (local economic development fund)," he said.
It should be noted that this extraordinary meeting is funded by ANAFIC.