Local Authorities Managers Association of Swaziland


LAMAS aim to provide the following services to its memebers and the public at large: -

  1. To promote the quality of local governance by enhancing the managerial skills of persons in professional managerial posts.
  2. To research on and develop the management sciences pertaining to local governance.
  3. To promote and assure the effective teaching and training of managerial skills for local governance to such members of the Association as are tasked with such responsibilities.
  4. To promote the image of local governance.
  5. To undertake continuous evaluation of the requirements of managerial posts in local government.
  6. To establish and maintain an information Centre concerning local governance and hold meetings jointly with other Associations and institutions, to promote and achieve the objects of the Association and matters incidental thereto.
  7. To promote the professionalism of its Members.
  8. To initiate and provide advice to legislative Authorities on proposed legislation pertaining to the governance of local government.
  9. To establish and equip a cadre of professionals with skills relevant for the running of local governments which shall serve as a pool of first preference for purposes of appointment into local government positions.
  10. To represent the interests of its Members in any forum where matters are discussed, decisions made, policies framed and / or any action is taken in relation to the operation of local governments.