I am writing to inquire from Ian Kalisa where he bases his conclusion in his letter that appeared in The New Times of Wednesday, February 2, 2011 titled “Why should government workers spend three hours at lunch break?” Did he carry out sufficient research or investigation before he wrote this letter?
I have a feeling that he came to this hasty conclusion because he is either impatient or he is the kind of client who goes to pester for quick services and wants everything to be done the way he wants as is the case with some people I have interacted with.
Yet this is not the way things are done in Rwanda; there’re procedures to follow.
After reading his letter, I felt that some committed civil servants will find it misleading and unfair. I, therefore, wish to give my humble advice to the likes of Ian Kalisa to always desist from this blanket condemnation and, instead, take on the very person whom he thinks spends three hours at lunch break.
I, also, would like to remind Kalisa that not all the work is done in the office. Depending on one’s post, most of the work is done in the field and attending meetings.
But his appeal to all workers to work hard and boost Rwanda’s output and enable it to prosper to greater heights is very patriotic and I greatly share that opinion with him.