KIGALI - The Ministry of Public Service and Labour is formulating a policy of streamlining consultancy services as a way of getting rid of sham consultancy firms.
This was revealed by Anna Mugabo, the Director General of Labour and Employment in the ministry.
She said that due to the common market protocol that created room for free movement of services, many sham consultancy firms are entering into the country.
“We need to have legal framework regulating consultancy firms, and this will set requirements to operate in the country,” said Mugabo, adding that the policy will ensure quality services. This will also affect local firms.
Mugabo said that the ministry had so far terminated services of three firms because they had failed to meet requirements.
“We have been basing much on CVs which can easily be forged. With the new policy, a firm will have to include its reputation in its country of origin,” Mugabo explained.
“We want this sector to have its own chamber whereby every consulting firm will have to seek approval from it,” Mugabo said, adding that the policy will be presented to the Cabinet by the end of March.
According to the Ministry of Industries and Commerce (MINICOM), the country has achieved a lot in efforts to build a strong human resource base, making it increasingly unnecessary to depend on foreign consultants.