Minister Shyaka appealed to local leaders to lead by example

On Monday, August 24th, 2020 the Hon. Minister of Local Government Prof. Shyaka Anastase finished a 4-day visit in Southern Province.

During this outreach, Minister visited five (5) districts, namely - Nyanza, Huye, Nyaruguru, Gisagara and Nyamagabe.

Throughout all districts, he visited various socio-economic development projects and interacted with local leaders and opinion leaders from the areas surrounding the country's border and Nyungwe forest.

In his speeches, Minister Shyaka mobilized local leaders and opinion leaders to inspire the citizens to be good citizens.

"A good leader should lead by example in the community, you can not motivate citizens to actively participate in government’s programmes such as Ejo Heza, Community Based Health Insurance, hygiene, safe family, … if yourself don’t comply.” Minister Shyaka said

Another outcome of this visit is a quarterly award initiative for the best local leaders surrounding the border and Nyungwe forest, in areas of security, mobilization and socio-economic development.