The Minister made revealed the statistics yesterday as he graced the inauguration of community mediators’ office in Ngarama sector of Gatsibo district built by residents to improve and fast track service delivery.
The facility worth Rwf 18 million was constructed within 8 months through community work, donating roofing sheets among other equipment bought from residents’ contributions.
Minister Busingye hailed residents for the good work highlighting the facility was the first community mediators’ office built by residents.
He explained that community mediators greatly support the judiciary in resolving disputes and handling cases that would be transferred to courts.
“Currently, community mediators solve 70% of cases that would be handled by courts. We voice our appreciation to them for such great work,” he said.
Busingye requested community mediators to keep on integrity in solving disputes.
“You know that your job requires commitment and integrity. We request you to stand firm to solve community disputes effectively,” he said.
The President of community mediators in Ngarama sector, Jervais Murisa said the new decent office will improve service delivery.
“With the new decent office building, we won’t be exposed under hot Sun or rain among other challenges including hiring offices. We assure residents of continued mediation services and conveniently solving disputes,” he said.
The plot of land was provided by the Government while the rest of equipment necessary for the completion of the building were catered by residents who raised funds starting with Rwf 1000 each.
Ngaramo sector has 42 community mediators.
Gatsibo district counts 581 community mediators including 327 females and 254 males who last year solved 1337 out of 1349 cases.
Community mediators at country level handled 49 528 court cases equivalent to 97, 3% in 2017/2018.