The Johor government has drawn up five key strategies to modernise the service and delivery system of local authorities to make them more efficient.
Johor Menteri Besar Mohamed Khaled Nordin said it was crucial for the government delivery system to be efficient and effective.
He said it was even more pressing as the needs and lifestyles of the people had changed drastically.
“Our delivery system must not only be fast, but also sophisticated as Malaysia has become more complex and sophisticated,” he said when launching the Transformation Plan for Local Government Authorities in the state at the Persada Johor Convocation Centre here last night.
Mohamed Khaled said the strategies included the development of human capital in the planning, development and management of human resources by all local authorities.
They should also focus on improving innovation and creativity, and strengthening their financial standing, he added.
He said the local authorities must also create a sustainable environment for the community, as well as to have a comprehensive and effective communications system.