The cabinet has today decided to transfer some functions of line ministries to province offices, under management contracts between ministries and the seven province offices. The decision was made by the cabinet in its meeting held this afternoon at the President’s Office.

The Cabinet on 13 October 2009 appointed a committee to review the issue of decentralization and make recommendations to the Cabinet.

A technical team, under the supervision of the committee, has now identified functions that can be transferred to province offices.

The management contracts will be signed between relevant Ministers and State Ministers appointed for provinces.