Mayor of Keda Joins "Mayors for Economic Growth" Initiative

Within the framework of the Keda Local Action Group initiative, the municipality of Keda, in mountainous Adjara, has joined the EU initiative Mayors for Economic Growth.

Mayors for Economic Growth (M4EG) is a European Union initiative that began operating in January 2017 in Eastern Partnership countries. Its overall goal is to support mayors and municipalities to be more active facilitators for economic growth and job creation at the local level. The EU hopes that the initiative will one day become a regional professional network that requires certain commitments from its members while offering expert and peer-to-peer support.

By joining the initiative, Keda will be able to access new opportunities to expand its investment portfolio and receive additional support from donors.

Keda's mayor, Levan Gorgiladze, nominated Chief Specialist of the municipality’s financial unit and coordinator of Tourism and Business Development sectoral direction of the Keda Local Action Group (LAG), Raul Tsintsadze, to become the Local Economic Development Officer (LEDO) within the framework of M4EG.

Mayor Gorgiladze said, “yet another new initiative has started in our municipality, which will ensure economic development, new partnerships and efficient partnerships between local governments, and the private and civic sectors. Keda City Hall expects that the coordinated work will create more public good. This will be a long-term Local Economic Development Strategy and support the municipality’s economic growth, and the initiative will also attract new investments and other vital changes that will be utilized to improve the livelihood of Keda residents. In the name of our municipality, I want to first express our gratitude to the European Union for their support, and also to CENN, the Institute of Democracy and the Keda Local Action Group for their initiative.”

For more information, visit the Keda LAG website.


By Samantha Guthrie

Photo: ENPARD Georgia

07 November 2018 11:18