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15.09.2017 00:00 Category: MINALOC News

GATABAZI TAKES OVER AS NEW NORTHERN PROVINCE GOVERNOR


Musabyimana and Gatabazi shake hands during the handover ceremonies

September 14, 2017

 Mr Gatabazi Jean Marie Vianney is the new Governor of the Northern Province. He officially took over responsibilities from Mr Musabyimana Jean Claude, who has been appointed Permanent Secretary in the new Ministry of Lands and Forests.

The handover ceremony took place today on September 14, 2017 at the Province Headquarters in Musanze, and it was witnessed and officiated by the Minister of Local Government, Honorable Francis Kaboneka.

Both the outgoing and incoming Province Governors, Musabyimana Jean Claude and Gatabazi Jean Marie Vianney, thanked His Excellency The President of the Republic of Rwanda for the trust bestowed upon them and pledged to selflessly work hard to eradicate poverty towards sustainable socioeconomic transformation in Rwanda.

Musabyimana Jean Claude highlighted some of the pending priorities that need the Governor’s attention namely; family unity and promotion, security, fighting against drugs and water issue in southern parts of Gicumbi District, among others.

Minister Kaboneka Francis advised the new Governor on key priorities in the Province. He named, among others, consolidation of the achievements, fighting against drugs traffickers “abarembetsi”, promotion of professional cooperatives and management, professionalism in mining, fighting against erosion and productivity of terraces, promotion of tourism and maximization of the potential in the Province.

Minister Kaboneka said that; keys to success are humility, citizen outreach, listening to all stakeholders and valuing each of them, voice, citizen participation, transparency and accountability and, above all, effective communication and coordination.

The Minister advised Governor Gatabazi to put at proper use the available resources from all stakeholders, and to ensure everyone plays his role in national development, as he pledged full support from the Ministry and the Government as a whole.

Governor Gatabazi welcomed the advice and accepted the responsibilities. He committed to deliver.

He said; “after 14 years in Parliament, with all the tasks I have performed, I have no reason to fail and I wouldn’t have any justification for any failure, if it happens”.