Improving municipal services in Akhmeta municipality

Center for Training and consultancy (CTC), through the sub grant program, supported local Civil Society Organisations in all eight municipalities of Kakheti in order to contribute improvements of local public services.

In Akhmeta Municipality, a local organization, “Kakheti” aimed to improve the water supply service to the Pankisi Gorge. During the project, an advocacy campaign was launched in order to 1) fence off the building facilities of drinking water and 2) increase water debit for Jokolo community villages.

At the first stage, a research: “Quality of the Jokolo community drinking water and existing challenges in water supply system” was developed. Various meetings and round table discussions were held with the LSG representatives. In addition, an information campaign was conducted with the local population.

As a result, Akhmeta Municipality has made a commitment that in 2022 the main building facilities of drinking water will be fully arranged. It will include reconstruction of drainage system, surveillance and collector wells, water supply pipeline and internal district network. Moreover, the infrastructural project for renovating the drinking water facility and the main pipeline of the Jokolo communities has been already prepared by the United Water Supply Company of Georgia under the request of Akhmeta City hall.   In order to attract the financial support for the project implementation Akhmeta Municipality will submit the project proposal to the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia in 2022.  

In parallel, the organisation assessed quality of the municipal services using the Municipal Services Quality Assessment Toolkit (MUSQAT) and developed Akhmeta Municipal Services Quality Assessment Report. They also monitored 2-year Municipal Services Improvement Action Plan of Akhmeta municipality and produced the monitoring report.

The grant program was implemented with the financial support of the European Union in the framework of the project: “Municipal Services Quality Assessment Tool” (MUSQAT).