Introducing Local Government
Local government may be defined as a government established at through an Act at the local level to deal with specific matters as it affects them. Under the 1963 Republican Constitution, local government authorities were created mainly to deal with matters of local concern, e.g. markets, roads, motor parks, etc. The essence of local government creation is to involve local participation in the affairs of the country and to bring them into the realms of politics at the grassroots.
Local governments are created through a document called ‘Instrument’. They are created like corporate bodies because they have legal existence (they can sue and be sued).