The Governor of the Northern Province, Aime Bosenibamwe, during a meeting with local leaders from the 5 districts that form the province, last week, called for an improvement in service delivery.
There has been a tendency by leaders to think that they are doing people a favor, whenever approached for a particular service.
Leaders need to understand that the positions they hold carry along a responsibility to improve the lives of the people they are in charge of.
The reason why they are referred to as leaders is because they have been selected to take the driver’s seat in steering the people to prosperity.
Instead, you find situations, where policies such as land consolidation, classrooms constructions, health insurance, and savings schemes, are excelling in one area, and lagging in another.
The areas that perform well have leaders who understand their responsibility and act accordingly. For those that lag behind, the leaders should measure up, or let others take on the responsibility. Many of these services are critical to development, if poorly delivered, everyone is at loss.
The public too, should make it their responsibility to criticize and condemn bad service from their leaders.
If leaders are not active, and the public does nothing about it, yet they are aware, then they also become accomplices to poor service.
That said, let us not sit back whenever things are not going in the right direction. Everyone has a share of responsibility in improving service delivery.