BUGESERA—Minister of Lands and Environment Christopher Bazivamo has denied reports that certain districts have been earmarked or restricted from growing particular crops.
Speaking during an evaluation exercise recently, Bazivamo refuted concerns raised that certain crops had not been indicated among a group proposed for facilitation by the government.
“Specific crops were underlined as a matter of emphasis but there is no ban on the growing of other crops outside the list,” Bazivamo said.
All 15 sectors in the district exposed achievements made under performance contracts in the areas of good governance, justice and economic development.
Calling for regular evaluation exercises, the minister stressed the need for quality service delivery to the locals as an underlying factor in the attainment of the performance contracts.
He said this would make the work of rallying the residents towards a common cause easier. Bazivamo stressed particular areas that needed attention, including education, hard work, sanitation, environmental conservation and poverty eradication.
The minister further directed leaders to ensure that each family planted at least ten agro-forestry trees such mangoes, avocado and others.
Speaking similarly, district mayor Gaspard Musonera reaffirmed support to the sectors and called upon all leaders to develop a cumulative pattern where all signatories are held truly accountable for their work. Musonera expressed optimism that sector leaders would attain most targets in the third phase.