KIREHE-The Mayor of Kirehe, Protais Murayira, has vowed to lead his district to claim the National Performance Contracts, Imihigo top prize next year.
Murayira told The New Times yesterday that Kirehe has all requirements to emerge the best performing district in the country.
During the presentation of the evaluation results for the Imihigo implementation for the 2010/11, Kirehe emerged 5th in the race won by Rulindo District.
“We are bringing our district from afar, we had many complicated goals, which were not easy to meet. We dealt with construction of basic infrastructure that was demanding,” he said.
The Mayor noted that everything is now in place for the district to assume the top spot.
“We had 92 targets in the contract, but today we are dealing with only 48 which made our work easier. I can assure you that I will give other competitors a big fight, and emerge number one in the country.”
Jean Marie Makombe the Executive Secretary of Eastern Province said that the province was generally contented with the recent performance contract results.
“Out of the seven districts we have, five scored above 85%, whereas the other two districts got over 76%. This isn’t generally bad, but why not 100%? There is an impending Provincial meeting to work out modalities to maximise success,” he said.
Makombe reiterated his belief that Kirehe would perform better in the coming year based on its progressive performance.
“We are talking of a very well organised district that is the food basket of the Province and the country. I actually had anticipated it to be the first countrywide,” said Makombe.
Jean Damascene Ndatimana, a businessman in Nyakarambi, a town in Kirehe, said that the position of the district notwithstanding, residents are happy with the level of development.
He said that people enjoy the availability of basic infrastructure and good governance.
“For the first time, we talk of electricity in our main town, a huge storehouse for our cereals, accessible feeder roads, among others. We see a bright future so far,” he observed.