According to the Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization, the first phase of Decentralisation took place between 2004-2009. This witnessed the enacting of laws aimed at fully implementing the Decentralization process.
The minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization even insinuated that close to 60% of the financial allocations have already been transferred to the local councils for effective and efficient management. The Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization alluded that the second phase had to do with the conducting of Regional and Council Elections come 2018.
This will iron out some of the nuances of the law on Decentralization. However the controversy reminds on the supervisory role played by the Senior Divisional Officers and even Governors who aren't elected. However the Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization clarified that Governors and Divisional Officers will continue to play their role as before.
If such utterances have anything to be taken so serious, then the issue of Decentralization is merely a smoke screen aimed at manipulating and deceiving the Anglophones.