A functioning democracy is built on the foundation of transparency, without which it cannot truly be called a democracy. The people choose democracy as their system of governance because it empowers them with the right to know and understand the actions of their elected representatives.

KATHMANDU, August 14: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has planned a capacity building training for all elected representatives and officials of all 753 local governments of Nepal on disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM). The training seeks to enhance the local authorities’ capacity on DRRM that will greatly assist in the development, drafting or revision of local DRRM Acts and/or strategic action plans in the local context.

GORKHA, Nov 22: Locals and elected representatives staged protests in front of the Dhading and Gorkha district administration offices (DAOs) on Thursday, demanding that the compensation for the land to be acquired for the construction of the Budhigandadki Hydropower Project be determined at the earliest.

BANEPA, Nov 14: Heavy equipment operators of Banepa complained that they been forced to park their earthmovers after the elected representatives started operating heavy equipment on their own. They have accused the people's representatives of procuring heavy equipment and starting their own business.

SOLUKHUMBU, Feb 7: Two years have elapsed since the local polls, but the elected representatives of Mapya Dudhkoshi Rural Municipality -5, Kanku have been providing government services remotely due to lack of proper workstation.

RASUWA, Dec 19: The number of people's representatives and governmental employees visiting Kerung has increased in the recent days. According to the District Immigration Office, Rasuwa, all of the elected representatives and governmental officials stationed in Rasuwa in the recent years have visited Kerung.

DOLPA, Oct 27: A dozer purchased by Tripurasundari Municipality in Dolpa for development activities has instead been a source of earning for the elected representatives.