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24.08.2011 00:00 Category: MINALOC News
By: MINALOC

MINISTER JAMES MUSONI RECEIVES THE RALGA BOARD OF DIRECTORS


RALGA Board members with MINALOC James MUSONI

The Government is happy with the contribution of RALGA in supporting local governments towards the promotion of good governance, decentralization and service delivery.

The remarks were made by the Minister of Local Government, Honorable James MUSONI, while receiving the entire board of directors of the Rwandan Association of Local Government Authorities at MINALOC headquarters, on August 24, 2011.

The RALGA delegation was led by its chairman, Mr KANGWAGYE Justus, who is the Mayor of RULINDO District and its Secretary General, Mr KARAKE Theogene.

Rulindo District has emerged as the best performer district of the year 2010-2011.

On behalf of the team, KANGWAGYE Justus highlighted a number of achievements by his institution in the field of governance, ICT infrastructure, service delivery and partnerships with other institutions both within Rwanda and beyond.

The Minister has urged the delegation to always remember the reasons that led to the creation of RALGA and to always work towards their accomplishment, especially in promotion of good governance and socioeconomic development.

Minister James MUSONI commended RALGA for the good job that they do, but called them to always seek to perform better and to undertake peer review to learn best practices from each other.

The RALGA Board of Directors pledged commitment to best practices and to the promotion of national values as well as national interest through promotion of good governance and service, and Minister MUSONI pledged support from the Government.

The Rwandan Association of Local Government Authorities (RALGA) is an independent civil society organization which was created in 2003 with the main objectives to promote solidarity amongst its members and to improve the functioning of local administration, among others.