Why signing district performance contracts postponed

By IGIHE
On 14 August 2019 at 05:07

The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana has said that the signing of district performance contracts has been postponed because President Paul Kagame requested concerned parties to take time to incorporate other relevant activities to make performance contracts more vivid as the major force driving the transformation of citizens’ wellbeing.

Ndagijimana has disclosed the reason for postponing in a press conference, Tuesday, a day that had been set for the signing of districts’ performance contracts.

The session followed a meeting bringing together the Prime Minister, Dr. Edouard Ngirente, local leaders from Governors to village leaders held at the parliamentary building.

The Premier was communicating to them the message of President Kagame concerning this year’s performance contracts.

Minister Ndagijimana explained that performance contracts were revised and enabled to fast track national development in different areas be it economic development, social welfare, and governance.

He highlighted that more reforms are needed to fast track the transformation of citizens’ livelihoods through objective planning.

“The President of the Republic requested the Prime Minister that instead of signing a performance contract scheduled today, concerned parties have to be taken through activities focusing on basics of citizens’ livelihoods to make performance contracts more vivid to drive the positive transformation of citizens’ livelihoods,” he said.

“Implementation of some major areas of focus would stall and be left behind. Some of them are related to settlements of vulnerable citizens.

We still have thousands of citizens without decent accommodation and standard latrines while some citizens live with livestock. All these factors lead to poor hygiene and low standards of living,” added Ndagijimana.

President Paul Kagame also requested to incorporate ‘Governance’; it means clauses defining the role of the leader in the transformation of citizens’ livelihoods.

Ndagijimana further stated: “We want performance contracts to positively impact on the citizen starting from households. We are going to analyze all the essentials to be incorporated into performance contracts."

Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana has said that the signing of district performance contracts has been postponed because President Paul Kagame requested concerned parties to take time to incorporate other relevant activities

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