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05.06.2015 18:10 Category: MINALOC News

ITORERO TO TRANSFORM LOCAL LEADERS INTO DESIRED LEADERS


The remark was made by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government, Mr Vincent Munyeshyaka, during official opening of Itorero for executive secretaries of cell from Eastern and Northern Province and City of Kigali.

Itorero activities which started on Thursday the 4th June 2015 at CTC Gabiro, encompass a number of 890 executive secretaries.

The Vice President of National Itorero Commission, Brig. Gen Emmanuel Bayingana emphasized on the mandate of the National Itorero Commission which is to transform Rwandan citizens into patriotic people by re-assimilating them to Rwanda’s traditional values and taboos.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government, Mr. Vincent Munyeshyaka challenged the trainees to review the service they deliver to the population they are mandated to serve.

He said: “We are not here to talk too much, but reveal the problems, diseases and challenges we face while on our duty. How do we deal with different programmes targeting to graduate the population? Gira inka, VUP… Do we implement it fairly?”

“This is an example of some diseases we will treat through this Itorero considered washing machine which will transform you into desired leader. We will find together the solutions and set some measures. Any government programme you wish to be successful will be so.” Mr. Munyeshyaka added.

He told participants that Itorero is support them in capacity building mainly by reviving the Rwandan values of integrity and patriotism which will make them suitable cell leaders Rwanda needs.

This is the last phase of Itorero service for executive secretaries of cells in Rwanda under the programme of the Ministry of Local Government targeting to empower and build the capacity of local leaders. The participants will be trained through five ways of Rwandan traditional Itorero training including lectures, procession, practical works, physical exercises and theatrical evening (igitaramo).