The ceremony which took place on Tuesday 17th August 2021 coincided with the signing of performance contracts related to promoting hygiene and sanitation among members of the private sector, district development partners and sector executive secretaries.
The outstanding cells include Karambo in Kanama sector and Nsherima in Bugeshi sector which received two motorbikes worth Rwf2,924,000.
The Governor of Western Province, François Habitegeko who also graced the event urged awardees to keep up the momentum and encouraged more cells to strive for excellence.
“The recognition aligns with government’s good policies to achieve performance contracts. It leaves a lesson when you reward people with outstanding performance and criticize others for inefficiency,” he said.
“We also want residents to work together, concert efforts to fast track performance contracts,” added Habitegeko.
He explained that performance contracts signed yesterday are meant to promote hygiene and sanitation in Rubavu as one of secondary cities.
“As a tourism destination town, Rubavu must maintain highest hygiene standards. That is why they have signed hygiene and sanitation performance contracts to engage all stakeholders in sensitization for improved hygiene practices among residents,” said Habitegeko.
He stressed that the Western Province is also committed to eradicate malnutrition, tackle school drop outs among other priority areas to address challenges affecting residents’ welfare.
The Government of Rwanda introduced performance contracts known as ‘Imihigo’ since 2006 as a home-grown performance management tool to promote decentralization of governance, enhance accountability and efficiency to fast track national development.