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The law should allow the questioning right to the members
Within the framework of the efforts exerted by AAW to serve the community, its causes in general and women issues in specific; and in order to widen the scope of debates and discussions around the laws complementing the last constitutional amendments; AAW within the framework of its " Women impact on political process" and "Mainstreaming Women’s role in the political reform process " projects had organized a round table discussion around the current local administration law, the inactivated clauses and problems that hinders the implementation of decentralization. A draft new law proposed by the Qaliobia governorate local council was also discussed.The meeting aimed to identify major required changes in the law in order to support decentralization and to allow better representation for women in elected local councils.Dr. Yehia El Gamal - professor of constitutional law at the faculty of law, Dr. Mohamed El Fayoumy – head of the local councils at Qaliobia- and Mr. Abdel Basset Shalaby- former first deputy of the ministry of local development. A number of parliament, Shura, and local councils members participated in the discussions together with official executives from different governorates.

The following recommendations came out from the meeting:

In order for the concept of decentralization to be implemented; the local councils should have financial resources of their own.
The relation between different levels of the local councils and between elected local councils and executive councils should be well defined.
Responsibilities and authorities of the elected local councils have to be clearly defined.
The elected local councils should be responsible for prioritizing expenditures and transferring between different budget lines without interference from the central government.
Local authorities should be authorized for planning and usage of the local lands.
The law should allow the questioning right to the members.
A quota for women on all levels should be included.
The governor should be given full authorities granted to the minister of local development on the local administration units within his governorate.