The Decentralisation and Community Development Project (DCDP), an initiative largely financed by the World Bank, yesterday, officially wound up its
activities after five years of operation.
The project that begun in 2004 was financed by the World Bank to the tune of US$17million while the government contributed US$ 3 million.
While officially handing over the project’s report to the Ministry of Local Government, the acting Project Coordinator, Logan Ndahiro, described the project
as a triumphant initiative that has done a lot in providing the basic needs to the local communities.
“I thank all the staff that has ensured the successful completion of this project. We have done a lot in facilitating a dynamic local economy through
empowering communities to lead their own development,” he said in an interview.
“We managed to construct eleven health centres in various districts; we also built three health posts that we think will have a positive impact on the health
The project closed after constructing 420 classrooms, 660 latrines in schools, 131 water tanks that provided water to schools, as well as constructing six
bridges in the districts of Ngororero, Rutsiro and Nyaruguru.
The project also distributed 2,980 cows and 3,000 rabbits to vulnerable citizens in all districts as well as building two school laboratories in Gatsibo
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government, Cyrille Turatsinze, commended the project for the commendable job, saying that their activities
are tangible and will enhance the economic development of the local people.
“Your activities are valuable to the local people and this gives credibility, not only to the ministry, but also to the government. You had good performance
in financial management and accountability, and these are good indicators of good management.
“You have left high-quality results to Rwandans and I think your work will add to the transformation of society in development process,” the PS observed.