After emerging bottom of the list in the implementation of the performance contracts for 2010/11, Gakenke District Mayor, Deogratius Nzamwita, yesterday, summoned all officials in the district to discuss ways of improvement.
The district dropped 11 places compared to the previous year.
The mayor vowed to reverse the trend, which he attributed to the high turnover of district employees, corruption and failure to monitor the activities on a regular basis.
“We now understand why things went wrong, we have to change this position, every district staff (member) will have to align the priorities they set with the general performance, we shall carry out regular evaluation,” Nzamwita said.
He added pointed out that the district’s major undoing was the poor infrastructure especially uncompleted feeder roads and failure to meet the agricultural goals.
Currently, top district leadership jobs remain vacant, including the district executive secretary, vice mayor in charge of economic development, budget officer, and director of administration and finance.
They were all dismissed due to alleged involvement in the mismanagement of district funds.
“Things will change for the better, the people are willing to work harder, our implementation plan is clear, we just need commitment,” Nzamwita said.