Commonwealth Local Government Forum

CLGF Board and Patrons 2017-19

Patrons: 

Rt Hon Helen Clark, former New Zealand Prime Minister and UNDP adminstrator
Hon Enele Sopoaga, Prime Minister, Tuvalu
H.E. President Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda

Chairperson

Cllr Rev Mpho Moruakgomo, President, Botswana Association of Local Authorities (BALA)

Vice chairs

Hon Georges Elanga Obam, Minister of Decentralization and Local Development, Cameroon

Vacant

 

Members

Africa:

East
Cllr George Mutabazi, President Uganda Association of Local Government Authorities (ULGA)++ 
Cllr Innocent Uwimana, Chairperson, Rwanda Association of Local Government Authorities (RALGA)*
Hon Francis Kaboneka, Minister of Local Government, Rwanda
Hon Tom Butime, Minister of Local Government, Uganda*

 

Southern

Cllr Rev Mpho MW Moruakgomo, President, Botswana Association of Local Authorities, Botswana (BALA)++
Cllr Muesee Kazapua, President of Association for Local Authorities in Namibia (ALAN)*
Hon Vincent Mwale MP, Minister for Local Government, Housing, Early Education and Environmental Protection, Zambia 
Hon Phiwayinkosi Mabuza MP, Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Swaziland* 

 

West
Hon Felix Mensah Nii Anang-La, President, National Association of Local Authorities (NALGA) Ghana
Mayor Sunkarie Kabba Kamara, President, Local Councils Association of Sierra Leone (LoCASL)*
Hon Georges Elanga Obam, Minister Decentralisation and Local Development, Cameroon++ 
Hon 
Anthony Brewah, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Sierra Leone*

Americas

Mayor Bernard Wagner, Belize City, Belize
Alderman Anthony Roberts, President, Trinidad & Tobago Association of Local Government Authorities, (TTALGA)*

Hon Renward Ricardo Wells​ MP, Minister of Transport and Local Government, Bahamas 
TBC, Association of Local Government Authorities of Jamaica (ALGAJ)*

Hon Ronald Bulkan MP, Minister of Local Communities, Guyana 

Asia-Pacific
Asia

Hon Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana MP, Chair, Federation of Sri Lankan Local Government Authorities (FSLGA)++
Seyed Muhammad Ashgar Shah Gilani, President, Local Councils Association of the Punjab (LCAP), Pakistan*
Hon Noh Bin Omar MP, Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government, Malaysia*

 

Pacific
Mayor Dave Cull, President, Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ)
Mayor David O’Loughlin, President, Australian Local Government Association (ALGA)*
Hon Kobebe Taitai MP, Minister of Internal Affairs & Social Development, Kiribati 

Vacant


Europe

Cllr Nick Small, Local Government Association of England and Wales
Vacant

Hon Dr Owen Bonnici, Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government, Malta 
Hon Steven Linares, Minister for Culture, the Media Youth & Sport, Gibraltar* 

 


Members at large

Cllr Yoland Jno Jules, Chairperson, Dominica Association of Local Community Authorities (DALCA)
Cllr Parks Tau, Chairperson, South African Local Government Association (SALGA), 

Vacant
 

Co-opted members
TBC
Hon 
Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo MP, Minister of Local Government and Outer Islands, Mauritius


Associate members

Dr Bhaskar Chakrabarti, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India 
Prof Jaap de Visser, University of Western Cape, South Africa*
Dr Eris Schoburgh, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
Dr Philip Amis, International Development Dept. University of Birmingham, UK*

 

Ex officio

Simon Baker, Society of Local Authority Chief Executives UK, Hon Treasurer 
Dr Greg Munro, Secretary-General 

Dr Carl Wright, Secretary-General Emeritus

 

Executive Committee

Cllr Rev Mpho Moruakgomo, President, Botswana Association of Local Authorities, Botswana (Chairperson) 
Hon
Georges Elanga Obam, Minister of Decentralization and Local Development, Cameroon (Vice Chairperson) 
VACANT (Vice Chairperson)
Cllr George Mutabazi, President Uganda Association of Local Government Authorities (ULGA) 

Hon. Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana MP, Chair, Federation of Sri Lankan Local Government Authorities (FSLGA)
Simon Baker, Society of Local Authority Chief Executives, Hon Treasurer UK (ex-officio)
Dr Greg Munro, Secretary-General (ex-officio)

* Alternate 
++ Executive Committee member

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