Thursday 14 January 2015: Minister of Local Government and Chair of MDLF Board, Hussein AlAraj, signed with GIZ Director, representative of the German Ministry of Economic Development and International Cooperation, Hans Frauf, an agreement he help building local governments capacities.
The meeting was attended by MDLF Acting Director General, Mr. Hazem AlQawasmi. AlAraf stressed on the role played by MDLF as a funding and implementation tool of policies of the Ministry of Local Government and Palestinian Government in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
He also underlined that MDLF is a national transparent and professional national institution, as testified by donor countries for many years. He underlined the importance of municipal development program, as pioneer program for reform and development of the local government sector.
On the other hand, MDLF Acting Director General, Hazem AlQawasmi, thanked GIZ for its continuing support to MDLF and help in improving local authorities’ services. GIZ Director, Hans Frauf, commended the fruitful bilateral relations with MDLF and expressed his happiness with the results achieved by MDLF on the ground.