Gatabazi made the call on Tuesday 23rd November 2021 as he opened training for 459 district councillors elected recently. Each district elected 17 councilors, among whom the Executive Committees and the bureau of the Advisory Council were selected.
The training taking place at Police Training School in Gishari, Rwamagana district will be concluded on 29th November 2021.
Minister Gatabazi said that the training was organized to enlighten councilors on Rwanda’s leadership and duties awaiting them.
“The goal of our leadership is to put citizens’ interests first to spur development. We are gathered here to bring to your attention, the duties awaiting you,” he said.
“We want you to be caring leaders. Such qualities will be helpful to win trust and build cooperation leading to desired goals,” added Gatabazi.
It is expected that the district councillors will be taken through Rwanda’s history, vision of the country’s leadership, concepts of democracy, financial management and leadership decentralization among others.
Outgoing mayors and other Government officials will also be invited to share their experience.
Gatabazi also revealed that such training will be organized regularly to build local leaders’ capacity with a view to promote citizen-centered governance.