As a result of funds from the Norway Grants, the Executive Secretaries of Local Councils have been given training in the principles of good governance, transparency and accountability.
Around €200,000 had been allocated solely for this training. Nowadays, Executive Secretaries, play an important role in the management of Local Council and as one of the measures, the Government had implemented that they be in full-time employment. This means that they have to be in the office all day to ensure that they are aware of all that is happening in their locality. Almost all Local Councils had full-time Executive Secretaries while the most important thing is their training. This training, is in line with the Norwegian Fund programme because the Government wants good governance in Local Councils, a factor that befits the community at large.