Rwanda Development Board (RDB), is set to decentralise its operations to all districts as part of its wider restructuring programme that has been going on over the last 6 months.
RDB officials revealed that these wide ranging reforms carried out since April this year and the second since its formation over a year and a half ago, have focused on implementing its core mandate and objectives.
Among the key aspects of the restructuring programme is its new focus on taking its services to at least each district unit by reconstituting, fine-tuning and enlarging the workings of the national Business Development Services (BDS) infrastructure that has been run by the Private Sector Federation (PSF).
According to a press release by RDB, the exercise focussed on three key areas of strengthening the institution to deliver on its mandate while at the same time enabling larger reforms within the economy to be undertaken.
The press release also states that RDB, during the same period, also spearheaded various activities that have been implemented in terms of priorities as well as challenges that needed to be tackled.
“The restructuring exercise was undertaken with the intention of boosting the private sector’s contribution to the wealth creation drive for the economy while looking at approaches of increasing job creation through increasing the levels of private investments in the country’, John Gara CEO of RDB said while releasing the report to various media outlets, last week.
Gara added that part of the restructuring entails subjecting all its various departments to performance contracts in order for the institution to deliver on its mandate.
Another key element of the restructuring focused on the institution’s human resource harmonization. “This has been done for the purpose of getting the very best human resource capacity in order for us to deliver on our mandate’, Gara added.
RDB, while reinventing and redefining itself has continued to implement various projects among those within the area of doing business reforms whose results are expected in early next month.
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