The leadership development training for all Vice Mayors in charge of Finances and Economic Development across the country has kicked off in Gashora on Sunday, May 29, 2011.
The training is organized by the Rwandan Ministry of Local Government in collaboration with GIZ and Swiss Cooperation, and it is facilitated by experts from Singapore.
This training follows the similar one which was for all the District Mayors that ended on last Saturday, May 28, 2011 in Gashora.
While briefing the Vice Mayors at the ministry’s headquarters, before they departure, the Minister of Local Government, Honorable James MUSONI, told them that the training should help them to identify areas that need more improvements and to identify tools required to fill those gaps.
“Your role in national development is crucial, and that is why the Government has decided to invest in you, to become more transformational leaders, who are also characterized by a high level of discipline”, Minister MUSONI told them.
“Rwanda is committed to social economic transformation, and we expect you to benefit from this training. Our expectations are very high, and the Government wants you to be fully equipped to meet to those expectations and development goals,” the Minister added.
The Minister was accompanied by Senior Officials in the Ministry, including the Permanent Secretary, Mr Cyrille TURATSINZE.
The trainees and trainers took off with a bright smile, and thanked the government for its continued commitment to capacity building.
Mr Charles BAHIZI who came from Nyamasheke district said that, he expects to get enough tools and skills for community based planning strategies.
The training will be officially closed on Friday evening, June 03rd 2011 at Serena Hotel, in Kigali.