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02.06.2011 19:58 Category: MINALOC News

Stakeholders meet over social and community development programs


The Minister of Local Government, Hon James MUSONI chaired a meeting that brought together public stakeholders working in the field of community development and social protection. The meeting took place at MINALOC headquarters in Kacyiru, Kigali, on June 2, 2011.

Present to the meeting were representatives of the Rwanda Defense Forces, Rwanda National Police and the Ministry of Internal Security, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Local Government.

They discussed the progress of the implementation of different community development and social protection programs, such the Nyakatsi eradication campaign, Nine and Twelve Year Basic Education, Community Medical Insurance scheme generally known as “Mutuelle de Sante” as well as road safety related issues.

Concerning the progress made in the thatched houses (nyakatsi) eradication campaign, it was established that achievements were met at 92% of the target countrywide for May 2011. Participants reiterated the Government’s commitment to have this exercise concluded by June 2011, smoothly.

All provinces were congratulated, especially the Northern Province, for their commendable achievements. Other provinces were also encouraged and commended for their progress.

Implementation of different government programs such basic education, “mutuelle de santé” and road safety were also discussed. Participants urged responsible institutions to involve the local leadership and the population, for the good purpose of ownership and efficiency. Appropriate strategies were designed, drawing some lessons from some of the successful programs like crop intensification programs.

Participants to the meeting resolved that hydrafoam and modern tiles must be used during the ongoing anti thatched houses campaign as well as for the construction of new classrooms.

They also drew strategies for the smooth implementation of the new community medical insurance scheme “mutuelle de santé”.

In their presentation, the Rwanda National Police showed how road accidents kill many human lives. Because the Government is committed to safeguarding human lives, participants commended the National Police for launching the traffic week that kicks off on June 06, 2011 countrywide, with the aim of creating awareness on road safety. Local leaders and the entire Rwandan community were urged to play a significant role in that campaign.

“Leaders should always seek to achieve social economic transformation of the population, and the government’s vision is to have a well-being and developed population together with a responsive and accountable leadership”, James MUSONI said.

 

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