Kathmandu, November 26
As many as 31 seats of elected officials in local governments across Nepal are vacant currently, informs the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration.
Whereas most positions are vacant due to deaths of the officials, interestingly, a few of the elected leaders have ditched their positions to seek jobs abroad.
Jagat Man Ghising, the ward chairman of Bhimphedi rural municipality-8 in Makawanpur, has gone to the United States after he won a diversity visa (DV) lottery last year. Meanwhile, Bam Bahadur Ghale, the chairman of Khandbari municipality-5 in Sankhuwasabha, has migrated to South Korea seeking a better job.
All positions of ward chairs and members in all wards of Solu Dudhkunda municipality in Solukhumbu are vacant.
The Lumbini province has the highest number of vacant positions.
Meanwhile, some officials have been suspected after finding their involvement in corruption and forgery cases.