The Supreme Council of Local Administration in the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) said that it is seeking to establish institutions and regain the state from those who hijacked it, adding that local councils in the liberated areas are working to serve the civilian population using all available resources.
In a statement released on Monday, the Council said that there are more than 350 local councils comprising 10 elected provincial councils distributed across the liberated areas.
Since it relocated its directorates and staff to inside Syria, the Syrian Interim Government has been providing services in the areas of health, education, and agriculture to the civilian population in the liberated areas.
The Council pointed out that the Syrian Interim Government has established the Supreme Council of Local Administration, an umbrella body comprising all local councils in the liberated areas. The Council is under the direct supervision of the Syrian Interim Government, the Council said, adding that the move is aimed at ensuring greater coordination between the central government and local civic bodies.
The statement pointed out that tens of thousands of competent and qualified people, having gained valuable experience over the course of the revolution, have become the nucleus of civil institutions which have been widely recognized at home and abroad.
The Council stressed it is keenly seeking national unity and to establish genuine civil administration to regain the Syrian state, rejecting any repressive administrations and attempts to reproduce the dictatorial regime. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)