Gasabo's new office complex to improve service delivery

Gasabo District’s new office complex is expected to lead to improved service delivery by centralising all services, officials said.
Gasabo District office that is under construction. Nadege Imbabazi.
Gasabo District office that is under construction. Nadege Imbabazi.

Gasabo District’s new office complex is expected to lead to improved service delivery by centralising all services, officials said.

District officials say the Rwf5.5 billion structure is expected to be completed by July.

The site where the new seven-storey building is being built is a beehive of activity and construction works appear to have intensified at some point with workers working till late.

Langwide Nyirabahire, the vice mayor of Gasabo District in charge of social affairs, told Saturday Times that in their performance contract they planned for their new office block to be at 80 per cent of completion by June but “work has been going on so well” such that by that time the building should be on final stages.

The district’s head office is presently located in Kacyiru sector. The Sector will occupy the premises when Gasabo District eventually vacates.

Nyirabahire could not ably say when exactly they would move to their new offices but pointed out that once their new office premises are complete; moving will be determined by readiness to furnish the new building with necessary material and equipment.

Raymond Chretien Mberabahizi, the vice-mayor in charge of finance and economic development noted that they will move as soon as the construction is done.

“We hope construction will be done by July and if nothing changes, in August we shall be moving into our new offices,” Mberabahizi said.

Nyirabahire told Saturday Times that once they move into their new bigger and better premises, people will be guaranteed improved service delivery.

“The new office building will without doubt have bigger and better space with better infrastructure. It will also be more of a centralised location for people in our district and this too is good for our people,” she said.

“We shall have a better and cleaner environment for the people who seek our services and our members of staff too. You will no longer see long queues of people waiting in the sunshine or in the rain, to be attended to.”

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