People who visit Rwanda are instantly impressed by how clean and well-organised it is. However, the country has very many impressive practices and attributes from which other countries could stand to learn. Lydia Atieno asks: What are some of the good practices in Rwanda that could be replicated in other countries?
I personally like the practice of setting imihigo (targets) at the start of the year. When the year ends, the targets are reviewed to find out whether or not they have achieved them. I think this is a good initiative because it encourages leaders to even work harder than they were doing before.
Isaac Ntarindwa, Kigali resident
Despite our dark past, we have made great strides as far as technology and development is concerned. Being able to reconcile and work together as one nation is one of the best examples that we have set and that other countries which still have disputes over different issues can emulate.
Erick Musengimana, physician
Rwanda is always making many improvements in technology in order to keep up with a dynamic world. I especially like the “tap and go” initiative because it has provided a smart solution to public transport.
Amandine Kirabo, student
My favourite thing about Rwanda is the way that rules and regulations concerning motorcycles are well enforced. I like the fact that a motorcycle cannot transport more than one person at a time and one needs to wear a helmet to ride on it. This is one of the best safety measures that other countries in East Africa have not been keen on enforcing. Our neighbours should emulate this practice to reduce the number of accidents that occur due to overloading and carelessness.
Janet Kibe, business person