Results-based leadership is a key to economic progress. Whether these local leaders have resigned or were asked to do so, I would like to commend this sense of “Results-Based Leadership/Management” that has characterized Rwanda under the very able leadership of President Paul Kagame.
These local leaders indeed humbly admit that they have done all they could while performing a “job that is not as simple as some people think”. This is a clear recognition of ability (and skills) differentials among all of us.
Let us be tasked to do what we can do best (no matter what our ambitions might be) and residents should exercise caution when electing their leaders and, most importantly, relieve them from duty as soon as poor performance is noticed.
While I do admit that the information available on candidates that compete for or are appointed to public offices is initially very asymmetric, their performance should be constantly evaluated so as to prevent the risk of seeing some districts falling behind others in their quest of economic progress.
Reaction to the story, “Gatsibo, Rwamagana districts leaders resign” (The New Times, December 27)