PROVINCES NOT INCORPORATED INTO A REGION LAW NO. 21 OF 2008, AS AMENDED MANUAL

A clear and comprehensive reference for local governments at the legislative and executive levels and directorates, this manual enables them to manage their local affairs in accordance with the principle of administrative decentralization and deliver better service to citizens. It provides: 1) a detailed explanation of the Provinces Not Incorporated into a Region Law 21 of 2008, as amended; 2) clarification of the most important ongoing amendments to the law, in accordance with Law 15 of 2010 and Law 19 of 2013; 3) a detailed explanation of the Articles of Law 21, as amended, in relation to the Provincial Councils and: a) procedures to formulate them; b) membership and termination conditions; c) Provincial Council competencies; d) local council (District and Sub-district) competencies, including the rights, privileges, and powers of the Governor, Administrative Unit Managers, and District and Sub-district Chairs. In addition, this manual contains the most important decisions taken by the Supreme Court and the State Shura Council, including texts of the most important relevant Articles of the Constitution and the Federal Court Law.