NZ Funds Capacity Building for Urban Councils on Tarawa

training2o-26 September, Betio– A capacity building programme for over 30 staff from TUC and BTC, joined by five participants from nearby ETC in North Tarawa, took place at BTC. It was aimed at making supervisor-level staff more effective in carrying our their roles and duties, especially in serving their customers and the general public. The training was co-coordinated by Eliza Tokataake, the Urban Management Officer from the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA). The topics included Communication Skills, English Language, Registry Procedures and Filing System, the Local Government Act, Election skills, Financial Management, Customer Service, Making and Executing Work Plans and many more. The trainers included officers from MIA, KFHA, KiLGA and others.

In her opening remarks, the Secretary of MIA, Bwakura Metutera-Timeon, encouraged the participants to take advantage of the training and use it to improve their work and services for their Councils. She also thanked the NZ High Commissioner in Bairiki for his strong support to Local Government in Kiribati. The closing and presentation of certificate took place on Tuesday, 26 September, at LMTA’s Koakoa Restaurant in Antenon, officiated by Hon. Atarake Natara, Minister for Internal Affairs.


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