Minister Shyaka explains spate of district officials’ resignations

By IGIHE
On 4 September 2019 at 12:47

The spate of resignations among high profile officials in eight districts across the country spread to districts including Muhanga, Musanze, Burera, Ngororero, Gisagara, Karongi, Rutsiro and Rubavu where either vice mayors or mayors resigned citing personal reasons or forced to leave office.

Commenting on the resignations, the Minister of Local Government, Prof. Anastase Shyaka attributed the resignations to accountability shortfalls and failure to respond to citizens’ needs among others.

“Some local leaders are being dismissed by Districts’ Councils or requesting them to accept their resignation as per the law. Accountability deficits, failure to respond to citizens’ needs and inefficiency in delivery are the underlying causes,” said the Minister in a tweet.

Minister Shyaka explained that 2019 is the last year of delivering on Vision 2020 and towards midway to National Strategy for Transformation (NST 1) Delivery in 2024 whereby every day counts.

He said that the resignations should not matter in Rwanda as a country founded on principles of good governance where all districts are eager to have the most effective and conducive leadership to spur rapid local transformation and wellbeing of citizens towards achieving instituted targets.

“There is nothing to worry about! This is a usual process in a country like Rwanda, firmly grounded in the principles of Good #Governance, anchored in #Decentralization and #Citizen- centredness; #Democracy and #Accountability. #DukomezeImihigo” stressed Minister Shyaka.

The spate of resignations has been common among local leaders in Rwanda over instituted accountability measures pinning and exposing whoever fails to deliver within norms.

The Minister of Local Government, Prof. Anastase Shyaka attributed the resignations to accountability shortfalls and failure to respond to citizens' needs among others.

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