Explain six factors which undermine the performance of local authorities
Some are too small to operate efficiently
High population concentration strains available resources
Many local authorities lack adequate financial base to finance their services
Inefficient revenue collection system
Tax evasion by individuals and organizations
Misappropriation of funds by corrupt officers
Conflicts between Councilors and the Chief Officers
Political interference in the affairs and management of local authorities
Too much control by the central government
Lack of qualified staff in areas of administration and financial management due to poor remuneration.
Over employment thus straining their financial abilities
Election of illiterate Councilors to manage the affairs of the Authorities.