Kirehe tops in unity and reconciliation performance contracts, Muhanga tails

On 2 December 2020 at 09:07

Kirehe district has topped other districts in unity and reconciliation performance contracts with a score of 88% in the year 2019/2020 followed by Bugesera and Kicukiro while Musanze, Kayonza and Muhanga districts took the back seats.

The results were revealed yesterday as the National unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC) presented districts’ performance in the areas of unity and reconciliation in the year 2019/2020.

The Executive Secretary of NURC, Fidèle Ndayisaba said that ethnic divisionism, favoritism is among major factors that hampered performance at 100%.

He however observed that there have been great improvements compared to last year because many districts earmarked much effort to deter barriers to unity and reconciliation.

“Today, 11 out of 30 districts scored grades in the range of 80% while 29 out of 30 districts are graded above 70%. Great improvements have been registered because some districts would get 50% in the past years,” he said.

Since the assessment was incepted, Ndayisaba explained, districts have drawn more attention to citizens than previous years.

The Mayor of Kirehe district, Gérard Muzungu attributed the performance to close mobilizations in unity and reconciliation.

“We have mobilizers in every sector working on daily basis. Another great thing we did, is special attention dedicated to inspections and making more regular reports than last year,” he noted.

Richard Mutabazi, the Mayor of Bugesera district which emerged the second revealed that they draw emphasis on educating residents to stand against divisionism as a district with sorrowful genocide history.

The State Minister in the Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC), Ignatienne Nyirarukundo commended best performing districts and urged others closing the rear to occupy front seats next time through increased collaboration with teammates.

NURC explained that performance assessment focused on five pillars namely; 2019-2020 action plan, activity reports from districts, respecting unity and reconciliation principles and citizens’ perception on districts’ activities related to unity and reconciliation.

As for results, Kirehe obtained 88%, Bugesera 86,75%, Kicukiro 84% while the three last districts including Musanze, Kayonza and Muhanga respectively obtained 71,25%, 70.5% and 64,5%.

At Provincial level and Kigali City, Eastern Province emerged the first with 79,87% followed by Western Province with 79,23%, Kigali City (78,5%), Northern Province (77,9%) and Southern Province (75,15%).

The mayor of Kirehe and Bugesera district (in the middle) holding trophies for the best performance.