The Executive Secretary of Rwanda Governance Advisory Council (RGAC), Professor Anastase Shyaka, has revealed that Rwanda’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Threshold Programme is on the right track.
Speaking to The New Times yesterday, Shyaka stressed that the programme has helped to strengthen justice, the media, and Rwanda National Police (RNP).
“Civic participation and civil society organisations (CSO) are in the final preparatory phase of setting up their substantive operations,” he said.
He added that Rwanda has also demonstrated an impressive track record in economic reforms, and a threshold program would offer it an opportunity to pursue greater democratic reforms.
“MCC is meant to support the country’s initiatives for greater impact; and all activities and programmes are developed and implemented jointly with the government”.
He stressed that the program is reinforcing the country’s efforts to improve the capacity of the judiciary and help enact legislative reforms that will strengthen civil liberties, human rights and civic participation.
Shyaka explained that implementors have been jointly selected; Justice is being implemented by Chemonics an international development consulting firm; Media and CSO are under IREX; Civic participation by Urban Institute whereas RNP is working with the US Department of State
The three-year program supports the Rwandan government’s efforts to strengthen civic participation, promote civil liberties and rights and improve the judicial system.
MCC Threshold Country Program, is managed in Rwanda by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)