Hunza, April 14: The ad-hoc committee of the newly established Local Support Organisation (LSO) calls from all interested community members to propose names for the organization. The LSO has been formed by clustering V/WOs and other local development organisations from Ayeenabad to Passu. Shimshal is also expected to be included in this LSO. AKRSP has already formed LSOs in Gojal Balla and Chipurson.
In this regard the committee has already received different names from community members. These includes Pewand LSO, Tilo LSO, Sabza, Noranji, Yurth Marka, Nazm, Razhak, Madadghor, Silk Route Rural Support Organisation, Badakhshan Rural Support Organisation, Karakoram Rural Support Organisation, Gojal Area Devlopment Organisation, Kunjut Rural Support Programme, Pamir Rural Support Programme and Mountain Area Development Organisation.
The committee also calls from local development professionals and educated members to volunteer their services in developing the organisational structure and other institutional mechanisms.
AKRSP is promoting the idea of LSO at union council levels in order to facilitate integrated development by developing a broader, multi-stakeholders based sustainable institutional mechanism. These LSOs are expected to manage development at local level. AKRSP will initially provide institutional and technical support with creating linkages with donors and Government line departments.